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What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia|Elizabeth Catte
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"The most damning critique of Hillbilly Elegy ."― The New York Review of Books "A spiky polemic."--Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker In recent years and in countless ways, Appalachia has been portrayed as ground zero for America's "forgotten tribe" of white, working-class people--in short, it's "Trump Country." And during the Trump Era, demystifying the region to explain its roots of dysfunction became a national industry, made most popular by J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy . But these assessments have only given us a skewed portrait of a region that is actually marked by racial diversity, a storied labor history, and people who fall on all sides of the political spectrum. In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia , Elizabeth Catte offers her clear-eyed and uncompromising assessment of America's historical tendency to stereotype Appalachia's people and problems. It's a frank and ferocious insider's perspective that will complicate and illuminate your ideas about one of America's most misunderstood regions.

  • ISBN-13: 9780998904146
  • ISBN-10: 0998904147
  • Publisher: Belt Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 2018
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Page Count: 146