Trees near a lake. Their reflections are people with a red background.

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

by Elizabeth Catte Author

To the rest of the US, Appalachia is often portrayed as a caricature of white poverty, a bunch of hillbillies who voted against their own best interests. The reality is far more complex, and Elizabeth Catte digs deep, showing us a history of worker suppression, exploitative prisons, corporate destruction, and political and social currents that are far from forming a unified culture. Her polemic is short but packs a punch and a huge amount of information vital for anyone who wants to truly understand the key issues and conflicts that make this region tick.