Elizabeth Catte is the author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia and the forthcoming Pure America. She writes about history, politics, and culture, and her work has appeared in The Guardian, Washington Post, Guernica, The Nation, McSweeney’s, In These Times, Boston Review, Gravy, and is reviewed in the New York Times, Bookforum, New York Review of Books, and the Lost Angeles Times. She is currently an editor-at-large for West Virginia University Press and the co-founder of Passel, an applied history firm. She has a PhD in public history and uses her master’s degree in museum studies to curate a website dedicated to food eaten on King of the Hill called Pork Chop Night.
No Hedging: On Elizabeth Catte’s “Pure America”
Elizabeth Catte dusts off forgotten history in her newest book, “Pure America,” reviewed by Anna Aguiar Kosicki....