What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia Reviewed by Chapter 16

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

Elizabeth Catte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia was reviewed in Chapter 16, a site created by Humanities Tennessee.

Catte, a Ph.D. graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and a Knoxville native, is a socialist historian in the vein of Howard Zinn. In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, she looks at the region’s history through the lens of human labor and natural resources that have been exploited by capitalist outsiders bent on extracting as much wealth as cheaply as possible, no matter the cost to the land and its people.

The full piece can be read here.

For those in the Knoxville area, Elizabeth Catte will discuss What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia at the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville on August 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.

 


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