The hatfields and the mccoys

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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 evidence, 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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subject_facet Audiobooks, HISTORY / United States / General, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General, HISTORY. -- United States. -- State & amp; Local, Hatfield-McCoy Feud, History -- United States -- State & amp; Local, History / General
title_display The hatfields and the mccoys
title_full The Hatfields and the McCoys [electronic resource] / Otis K. Rice, The hatfields and the mccoys [sound recording] / Otis K. Rice
title_short The hatfields and the mccoys
topic_facet HISTORY, Hatfield-McCoy Feud, History, State & amp; Local, United States