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Appalachian Chicago

Jeff Biggers offers an interesting link between Appalachia and urban Chicago, revisiting the experience of Appalachians who poured into Uptown in the 50s and 60s.

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The more I listen to Jeff Biggers, the more I realize that he is the start of someting enormous. He is the first Appalachian evangelist, during my lifetime, to make it on a large scale. Hearing him speak about the virtue of Appalachia is as reassuring as hearing the family doctor telling you that everything is not only OK, but “better than expected.”





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