Why is Appalachia so misunderstood?

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Elizabeth Catte is a historian from east Tennessee. 

People in Appalachia voted Donald Trump into office. But the popular conception of that region as a backwards, racist place is wrong, according to one historian from east Tennessee. She explains why the hillbilly narrative persists.


Elizabeth Catte - author, “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia” - @elizabethcatte

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