What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America?s ?forgotten tribe? of white working class voters. Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia is a frank assessment of America? In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America?s ?forgotten tribe? of white working class v...

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Title:What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia
Author:Elizabeth Catte
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0998904147
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:150 pages pages

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia Reviews

  • stephanie
    Jan 30, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

  • Garen
    Apr 05, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

  • Carrie
    Jan 14, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

  • Bookworm
    Mar 28, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

  • Gregory
    Dec 05, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    I read this in one day. It was academic but not even a little boring. This is pretty much the rebuttal to JD Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy. Extremely well written and fascinating. 5 stars and best reads. If you are going to read Hillbilly Elegy or you have read it, then you need to read th...

    Thank goodness I didn't waste time on Hillbilly Elegy! I didn't know much about Appalachia, despite currently living in southeast Ohio. This book was hugely informative. It's more of a tirade than a rigorous academic text, but it's a compelling antidote to that "Trump Country" genre...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Brief if insightful rebuttal to JD Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, which I am not going to read, based on several reviews. Unfortunately, I feel like Vance hijacked the narrative following the last presidential election. Part of Catte's book focuses on West Virginia and coal mining, which I f...

  • Tuck
    May 20, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

  • Dennis Fischman
    May 25, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

  • Lesa
    Jul 27, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

  • Dawn Betts-Green (Dinosaur in the Library)
    Oct 12, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

  • Shomeret
    Jul 01, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

  • Mel
    Oct 20, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    I read this in one day. It was academic but not even a little boring. This is pretty much the rebuttal to JD Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy. Extremely well written and fascinating. 5 stars and best reads. If you are going to read Hillbilly Elegy or you have read it, then you need to read th...

  • Monica
    Apr 21, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

  • Autumn
    Jul 30, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

  • notgettingenough
    Jul 05, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

  • Cody Sexton
    Nov 04, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

  • Jessaka
    Mar 15, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

  • Bonnie
    Apr 26, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

  • David
    Mar 18, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

  • Melanie
    Feb 19, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

  • Karin
    Mar 16, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

  • Judy
    Apr 12, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

  • Sean
    Jan 25, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

  • Matthew Noe
    Feb 10, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

  • Bruce
    Feb 28, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

  • Mary Ralph
    Apr 21, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    I read this in one day. It was academic but not even a little boring. This is pretty much the rebuttal to JD Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy. Extremely well written and fascinating. 5 stars and best reads. If you are going to read Hillbilly Elegy or you have read it, then you need to read th...

    Thank goodness I didn't waste time on Hillbilly Elegy! I didn't know much about Appalachia, despite currently living in southeast Ohio. This book was hugely informative. It's more of a tirade than a rigorous academic text, but it's a compelling antidote to that "Trump Country" genre...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

  • Annie
    Aug 05, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

  • Austin Gilbert
    Aug 30, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

  • Rachel Blakeman
    Feb 12, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

  • Katherine Varga
    Sep 13, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    I read this in one day. It was academic but not even a little boring. This is pretty much the rebuttal to JD Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy. Extremely well written and fascinating. 5 stars and best reads. If you are going to read Hillbilly Elegy or you have read it, then you need to read th...

    Thank goodness I didn't waste time on Hillbilly Elegy! I didn't know much about Appalachia, despite currently living in southeast Ohio. This book was hugely informative. It's more of a tirade than a rigorous academic text, but it's a compelling antidote to that "Trump Country" genre...

  • Duane Gosser
    Feb 28, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    A must-read. And as someone who's from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we're plagued with. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    This blew me right outta the Ohio River. This was a fantastic pushback against stereotypes and poverty porn and complacency and the Scoundrel JD Vance. I felt pride, I felt outrage, and I felt solidarity. This is a Strong Recommend. ...

    As I mentioned in my review of Hillbilly Elegy, I spent part of my childhood in Appalachian Ohio, and the rest of it two counties outside it. My father?s family is from deep Appalachia and have been coal miners for a century. While I would not identify as Appalachian, Appalachian Ohi...

    When you see headlines that begin "In the heart of Trump Country" chances are, you're reading an article about Appalachia written by a journalist who isn?t from there. This often repeated Trump Country narrative, to put it reductively, is usually one of poor uneducated racists with n...

    Who would you guess has the best background to write about Appalachia, a writer and historian from East Tennessee with a PhD in public history, or a venture capitalist who wrote his own personal memoir? In What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, historian Elizabeth Catte compiles ...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    I LOVED this book. It is everything I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be?a beautiful, honest look at Appalachia and the narratives surrunding her. I haven?t annotated and marked up a book since I was being tested on it in undergrad. It?s short, so it can?t cover everything. But Catte...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    I read this in one day. It was academic but not even a little boring. This is pretty much the rebuttal to JD Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy. Extremely well written and fascinating. 5 stars and best reads. If you are going to read Hillbilly Elegy or you have read it, then you need to read th...

    Thank goodness I didn't waste time on Hillbilly Elegy! I didn't know much about Appalachia, despite currently living in southeast Ohio. This book was hugely informative. It's more of a tirade than a rigorous academic text, but it's a compelling antidote to that "Trump Country" genre...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Brief if insightful rebuttal to JD Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, which I am not going to read, based on several reviews. Unfortunately, I feel like Vance hijacked the narrative following the last presidential election. Part of Catte's book focuses on West Virginia and coal mining, which I f...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...