Elizabeth Catte, author of Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia and What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, is a historian and writer living in Virginia. She is an editor-at-large for West Virginia University Press and the co-founder of Passel, an applied history and consulting company. Catte’s work has appeared in the Guardian, The Washington Post, Guernica, The Nation, and McSweeney’s, among others.

Published Works

Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia
What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

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SHELF LIFE—Unfit: Virginia’s History of Eugenics

Historians Elizabeth Catte (Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia) and Adam Cohen (Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck) discuss one of …

February 18, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

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