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How ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Proves the Need for More Diverse Stories About Appalachia (Guest Column)

As J.D. Vance’s memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” surged to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, I was on location in Kentucky filming “Hillbilly” — a documentary that examines the long history of vicious cultural stereotyping that has plagued Appalachia. My first memory of seeing Appalachia depicted to the nation was the 1989 […]

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