What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia in The Observer

West Virginia's The Observer takes a look at Elizabeth Catte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.

"The book has been described as a spirited rebuttal of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, and its depiction of a homogenous Scots-Irish culture of people almost fated to remain behind as America progresses. But Catte’s succinct polemic is about much more, including an overview of iconic episodes of Appalachian political activism and an examination of historically significant authors like Harry Caudill (Night Comes to the Cumberlands) who have drawn attention to problems like poverty while sometimes promoting regional stereotypes."

You can read the entire piece here: https://wearetheobserver.com/getting-it-right/


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