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Hillbilly Shuffle: Don't Blame Appalachia For Trump

The phenomenon of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, we've been told for months in the media, has been fueled by the coal-fired alienation and anger of the nation's working-class whites. Appalachia, more than any other region, has been targeted as ground zero. And J.D. Vance's best-selling and heartfelt memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, has been held up by conservative and liberal reviewers alike as "a Tough Love Analysis of the Poor Who Back Trump.
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