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The Hatfield-McCoy feud has long been the most famous vendetta of the southern Appalachians. Over the years it has become encrusted with myth and error. Scores of writers have produced accounts of it, but few have made any real effort to separate fact from fiction. Novelists, motion picture producers, television script writers, and others have sensationalized events that needed no embellishment.

Using court records, public documents, official correspondence, and other documentary evident, Otis K. Rice presents an account that frees, as much as possible, fact from fiction, event from legend. He weighs the evidence carefully, avoiding the partisanship and the attitude of condescension and condemnation that have characterized many of the writings concerning the feud.

He sets the feud in the social, political, economic, and cultural context of eastern Kentucky and southwestern West Virginia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By examining the legacy of the Civil War, the weakness of institutions such as the church and education system, the exaggerated importance of family, the impotence of the law, and the isolation of the mountain folk, Rice gives new meaning to the origins and progress of the feud. These conditions help explain why the Hatfield and McCoy families, which have produced so many fine citizens, could engage in such a bitter and prolonged vendetta

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Using court records, public documents, official correspondence, contemporary newspapers, and other documentary evidence, Otis Rice here presents an account that frees, as much as possible, fact from fiction, event from legend.

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ISBN:
9780813114590
Author:
Rice, Otis K.
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Hatfield-mccoy feud
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19821231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.90x5.80x.69 in. .81 lbs.

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