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

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

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 ; with a new afterword
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America's white working class through the author's own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis-that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In HillbillyElegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck. The Vance family story began with hope 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 one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country
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Vance, J. D
Index
no index present
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unknown
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dictionaries
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  • 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 ; with a new afterword
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3801700
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Publication
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062872258
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00719676
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
51a81e75-1f33-4dd3-a84e-f650e19f81dd
System control number
(OCoLC)1035315443
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance ; with a new afterword
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3801700
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062872258
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00719676
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
51a81e75-1f33-4dd3-a84e-f650e19f81dd
System control number
(OCoLC)1035315443

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