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W&L’s Swasy on the Labor of Bringing a Baby into Appalachia

“Not much of rural Appalachia ever enjoyed America’s boom times. One big reason: It’s hard to get here. The anti-poverty pledge of the 1960s to connect the area with highways remains unfinished. And the digital highway is more like a gravel road, with unreliable cell phone and internet service.”

Alecia Swasy, Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at Washington and Lee, recently published a piece based on her research in rural Appalachia. Her piece, titled, “The Labor of Bringing a Baby Into Appalachia” appeared on Splinter News on Apr. 4, 2018.

You can read the full piece on Splinter News online.