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Elizabeth Catte

Elizabeth Catte is a writer and public historian based in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. She is the author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.


Whoever figures out how to save Texas might just save the rest of us in the process.

Elizabeth Catte

J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.

Elizabeth Catte

It’s time to rewrite the narrative of “Trump Country.” Rural places weren’t always red, and many are turning increasingly blue.

Elizabeth Catte

Final response: what we talk about when we talk about the working class.

Elizabeth Catte