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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

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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
Statement of responsibility
J.D. Vance
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Language
eng
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis-that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported 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 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Vance, J. D
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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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
Target audience
adult
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12557510?utm_source=MARC
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online resource
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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Isbn
9780062872258
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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14721173
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MWT14721173
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(MWT)MWT14721173
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12557510?utm_source=MARC
Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062872258
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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14721173
Publisher number
MWT14721173
Specific material designation
remote
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(MWT)MWT14721173
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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