Author Raechel Anne Jolie explores what it’s like to grow up, struggle and thrive in the Rust Belt in new book

The Rust Belt is often described as a vestige of industrial strength. In the simplest terms, these are places where our collective victimhood — from the fall of unions, globalization and a contracting middle class — sometimes builds affinity. But those challenges raise questions, including, how do we survive places that don’t love us back in the..