The Problem with the Problem with Appalachia

For many, conservatives and liberals alike, Appalachia provides a skeleton key for interpreting changes in American politics that might otherwise be difficult to comprehend. But the way conservatives and liberals talk about Appalachia tells us a lot more about conservatives and liberals than it does about the region. Elizabeth Catte, the author of , puts the region and representations of it in historical and political-economic context.

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Topics: Economics Media Bias
Guests: Elizabeth Catte