Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Vance, J. D., author.


First edition.

Physical Description
264 pages ; 24 cm

Personal Subject
Vance, J. D.
Vance, J. D.-Family.

Subject Term
Working class whites -- United States -- Biography.
Working class whites -- United States -- Social conditions.
Mountain people -- Kentucky -- Social conditions.
Social mobility -- United States -- Case studies.

Geographic Term
Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions.

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis -- that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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