Red and blue figures of people scattered about.

Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left

by Martha Bayne

Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left is a collection of essays from blue voters in the Midwest about their lived experiences of watching as their traditionally Democratic states turned red when Trump was elected. Dismay, anger, regret, hope, all these essays speak to a larger narrative of the growing divide between Americans and their country.

is a collection of essays from blue voters in the Midwest about their lived experiences of watching as their traditionally Democratic states turned red when Trump was elected. Dismay, anger, regret, hope, all these essays speak to a larger narrative of the growing divide between Americans and their country.