Hillbilly Highway: The Transappalachian Migration and the Making of a White Working Class explores one of the most significant and under-examined migrations in American history: the vast movement of poor and working-class white southerners between the economically ravaged South and the towns and cities of the industrial Midwest.Read more →
posts and bio Joseph Rathke
Joseph Rathke is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago. He studies labor history in the twentieth century and the history of Chicago and the Midwest. He is member of the bargaining team for the United Electrical Workers-affiliated Graduate Student United.