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Hillbilly Elegy: Art and Music in Appalachia

The resource guide for the 2017-18 Common Experience book selection, J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy"


Affrilachian Artist Project

Image by Affrilachian Artist Project

Black Hillbilly-or-What you really know about the upper south?

Article and Image by Eric Brightwell

Music and Diversity in the Appalachians


Larry Smith

The following links provide a wealth of information regarding Appalachian books, poetry, and film. This information was collected and compiled by Larry Smith, Professor Emeritus of English and Humanities at Bowling Green State University-Firelands. His extensive work in this area provides one of the most comprehensive observations of works regarding the Appalachian region. Click below to find out more about Larry Smith and these wonderful works.

Larry Smith Home Page

Larry Smith Biographical Sketch

Appalachian Working Class Fiction

Appalachian Film

Credit for the information provided in the links above go to Larry Smith and Bottom Dog Press

Appalachian Music Documentary