How the 'Hillbilly Highway' transformed labor politics and remade the white working class
Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson speaks with Max Fraser about his new book, “Hillbilly Highway.” It traces the largely untold story of the 20th-century migration of white Southerners to the industrial Midwest.
Book excerpt: ‘Hillbilly Highway’
By Max Fraser
Excerpted from HILLBILLY HIGHWAY: The Transappalachian Migration and the Making of a White Working Class by Max Fraser. Copyright © 2023 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press.
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