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Uprooted, recovering the legacy of the places we've left behind, Grace Olmstead

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Uprooted, recovering the legacy of the places we've left behind, Grace Olmstead
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Uprooted
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1193559887
Responsibility statement
Grace Olmstead
Sub title
recovering the legacy of the places we've left behind
Summary
"Journalist Grace Olmstead wrestles with the question of what we owe the places we come from: How do we square our desire for self-improvement, economic opportunity, and growth with the damage and brain drain left in our wake? She tells the stories of townspeople who no longer know each other, of high schoolers who want to get away, and contrasts them with the struggles of the few stickers who have tried to put down roots. She delves into the government policies and big agriculture practices that make it almost impossible for America's farm towns to survive. And she paints a dark picture of what will happen to America if we become a nation where, blown around by market whims and individual preferences, no one stays"--, Provided by publisher
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