Here are some photos posted by the author of his family
Normally I wouldn’t post 2 interviews but NBC did a segment on JD Vance and his wife Usha, which also includes Amy Chua, JD’s Yale Law mentor.
For those of you curious about statistics in the Appalachian region in terms of poverty, unemployment, population and education, here are some maps and statistics to help understand where the Appalachian region has been at since 1980.
Appalachian Regional Commission: Maps
Community Commons: Mapping Poverty in the Appalachian Region
One of the things brought up by Vance is about the ‘Hillbilly Migration’ from Kentucky to other states through Rt. 23. Here are some articles about that migration, one of which is about that migration to Chicago’s neighborhood of Uptown.
Chicago Reader: Norma Lee Browning Vs. The Hillbillies
AppalachianHistory.net: Where the Hillbilly Highway Ends
Our book discussion for July is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.
As always if you or someone you know wants to join our discussion, they can pick up a copy of the book from the Circulation Desk on the first floor. The discussion for this book will take place on July 31st.