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.