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The Resource Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance

Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Title
Hillbilly elegy
Title remainder
a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Statement of responsibility
J.D. Vance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. 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. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vance, J. D
Dewey number
  • 305.5/62092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8073.V37
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vance, J. D
  • Vance, J. D.
  • Working class whites
  • Working class whites
  • Mountain people
  • Social mobility
  • Appalachian Region
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780062300546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn952097610
  • (OCoLC)952097610
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780062300546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn952097610
  • (OCoLC)952097610

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