Red and blue figures of people scattered about.

Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left

by Martha Bayne Author

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 US Americans and their country. Polarized politics, culture wars, racism, homophobia, the alt-right, and more are driving a wedge within families and between people and these stories show how personal it can get.