Resources for Teachers and Students
We are pleased to offer the following online resources to encourage teachers and students to enhance their engagement with the Lowell Humanities Series. We encourage you to adopt our speakers' most recent book as well as shorter essays and contextual material as part of your syllabi. Additionally, the resources below can be paired or used separately to fit a single class or a longer unit. These links allow students to watch a Youtube video, or read a short essay or interview, before or after one of our events. Teachers might also consider using these resources in conjunction with evening reflection activities, or opportunities for reviews/reports during or beyond class-time. For speakers book titles, please see their bios. Articles in academic journals are available to members of the BC community through the library webpage.
Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions for additional resources.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis
January 24, 2018
7:00 p.m. • Gasson Hall, Room 100
Keywords: rural America, Appalachia, politics, working class, white America, rust belt, poverty
Video & Media:
- America’s Forgotten Working Class
- ’Hillbilly Elegy on Trump’s Job Promises
- JD Vance on his new book ‘Hillbilly Elegy’
- Going Home
- JD Vance for President?
- Q&A with Cleveland.com
- ’Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance plans Ohio Return to Hear State’s Challenges
- Trump: Tribune of Poor White People
- Compassion, and Criticism, for the White Working Class
- The Lives of Poor White People
- JD Vance, the False Prophet of Blue America
- In Hillbilly Elegy, a Tough Love Analysis of the Poor Who Back Trump
- The Original Underclass
- Hillbilly Sellout