Scrappers: Dayton, Ohio, and America Turn to Scrap. a Documentary in Photographs by Steve Bennish

· Steve Bennish

About this ebook

What has the Great Recession done to us? Scrappers, a documentary in photographs with more than 50 stark and unsettling images from Dayton, Ohio, offers answers. It’s about the rise of urban armies of the poor devoted to a new economic boom in scrap metal. Scrap is among America’s top exports in an age of downward mobility, deep industrial decline, unchecked globalization and political drift. This book is a vision of what we are becoming as a nation and a glimpse of a grim future we still have a chance to avoid.

About the author

Steve Bennish is a veteran and award- winning business and economics reporter at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News.  His work includes stories on urban affairs, street gangs, natural resources, and investigations into public fiscal abuse and local history. His stories have prompted rewrites of state and local laws and large-scale institutional reforms. He has also worked as a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and a native of Detroit, Michigan.

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