Appalachian Reckoning

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Anthony Harkins is a professor of history at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he teaches courses in popular culture and twentieth-century United States history and American studies. He is the author of Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon.

Travis Linnemann teaches in Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Richard Hague is Writer-in-Residence at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky and author of Studied Days: Poems Early & Late in Appalachia.

Dwight B. Billings is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Appalachian Studies at the University of Kentucky and author of Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters.

Ivy Brashear is is the Appalachian Transition Coordinator at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, Kentucky.



Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy Cover Image
By Anthony Harkins (Editor), Meredith McCarroll (Editor)
ISBN: 9781946684790
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Published: West Virginia University Press - February 13th, 2019

With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, a Ron Howard movie in the works, and the rise of its author as a media personality, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has defined Appalachia for much of the nation. What about Hillbilly Elegy accounts for this explosion of interest during this period of political turmoil?

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