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The Resource Hillbilly elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis/, J. D Vance, (electronic resource)

Hillbilly elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis/, J. D Vance, (electronic resource)

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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/
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J. D Vance
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Language
eng
Summary
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working classHillbilly 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. 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. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their 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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Hillbilly elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis/, J. D Vance, (electronic resource)
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1 downloadable ebook
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online
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9780062300560
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Label
Hillbilly elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis/, J. D Vance, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 downloadable ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062300560
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0002411542

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