"...anyone with a sense of humanity and social justice who has ever worked in a factory will eagerly turn the pages..."
David Ranney's Living and Dying on the Factory Floor continues to make waves
“Apart from its merits as literature—it made me laugh and weep—Dave’s account of and reflections upon his experience working in the southeast Chicago/northwest Indiana region is valuable to young activists for at least three reasons: 1) It provides information about the nature and significance of the point of production to a generation that has no more knowledge of what it was like than would a Martian. 2) It offers an example of persistence to a generation that tends to measure commitment in days or weeks rather than years or a lifetime. 3) It shows the possibility of personal transformation, both in those like Dave who set out consciously to change the world and in those he met in the course of his efforts to do so—transformation which is, after all, the whole point.”—Noel Ignatiev, author of How the Irish Became White
Listen: A Public Affair on WORT FM
Read: Antipode Review
Read: Jacobin Interview
Buy Living and Dying on the Factory Floor: From the Outside In and the Inside Out