An American Dream: New Hampshire, 1996

Hard times for the log cabin

Owen Bennett Jones introduces a 1996 despatch filed by Gavin Esler from Manchester, New Hampshire. In the runup to that year's Presidential election, he explored small-town America's values and aspirations.

And in an echo of today's preoccupations, he found that corporate raiders, rising unemployment and out-of-touch Washington politicians were much on the electorate's mind.

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