Hillbilly Elegy Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

J.D. Vance
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the education and career of author J. D. Vance. Why are Vance's achievements considered remarkable? What obstacles did the author face in pursuing his education and career? How did he overcome these obstacles?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the region known as Appalachia and its residents and culture. How large is this region? What is the economy of the region like? How does Vance describe the "hillbillies" of this region?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the history of the Rust Belt region in the U. S. How did the Rust Belt get its name? When did the Rust Belt experience a boom in economy and movement into this region? When did the region begin to decline and why?

Essay Topic 4

Where does Vance describe as the place he most considers "home" to him? Why does he feel this way? When did he frequent this setting and what...

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