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The Resource Hill women : finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains, Cassie Chambers

Hill women : finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains, Cassie Chambers

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Hill women : finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains
Title
Hill women
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finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains
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Cassie Chambers
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eng
Summary
"Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up amidst these hollers, and through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains. Cassie's Granny was a child bride who rose before dawn every morning to raise seven children. Despite her poverty, she wouldn't hesitate to give the last bite of pie or vegetables from her garden to a struggling neighbor. Her two daughters took very different paths: strong-willed Ruth--the hardest-working tobacco farmer in the county--stayed on the family farm, while spirited Wilma--the sixth child--became the first in the family to graduate high school, then moved an hour away for college. Married at nineteen and pregnant with Cassie a few months later, Wilma beat the odds to finish school. She raised her daughter to think she could move mountains, like the ones that kept her safe but also isolated from the larger world. Cassie would spend much of her childhood with Granny and Ruth in the hills of Owsley County, both while Wilma was a student and after. With her "hill women" values guiding her, Cassie went on to graduate from Harvard Law. But while the Ivy League gave her knowledge and opportunities, its privileged world felt far from her reality, and she moved back home to help her fellow rural Kentucky women by providing free legal services. Appalachian women face issues that are all too common: domestic violence, the opioid crisis, a world that seems more divided by the day. But they are also community leaders, keeping their towns together in the face of a system that continually fails them. With nuance and heart, Cassie uses these women's stories paired with her own journey to break down the myth of the "hillbilly" and illuminate a region whose poor communities, especially women, can lead it into the future"--
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autobiography
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10835610
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Chambers, Cassie
Dewey number
929.20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.C45625
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Chambers, Cassie
  • Chambers, Cassie
  • Chambers family
  • Owsley County (Ky.)
  • Rural life
  • Rural women
  • Owsley County (Ky.)
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finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains
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Hill women : finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains, Cassie Chambers
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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2019037449
Dimensions
22 cm
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First edition.
Extent
xii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781984818911
Lccn
2019037449
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1119122018
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Hill women : finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains, Cassie Chambers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019037449
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781984818911
Lccn
2019037449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119122018

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