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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
Summary
Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past
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Writing style
Awards note
Ohioana Book Award, About Ohio 2017
Biography type
autobiography
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10494695
Cataloging source
T7B
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Vance, J. D
Dewey number
  • 305.5/62092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Vance, J. D
  • Vance, J. D.
  • Working class whites
  • Social mobility
  • Mountain people
  • Appalachian Region
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Thorndike Press large print edition.
Extent
381 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496669
Lccn
2016041530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959805486
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Thorndike Press large print edition.
Extent
381 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496669
Lccn
2016041530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959805486

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