Hatfields, McCoys, and Social Change in Appalachia, 1860-1900eBook - 1988
The Hatfield-McCoy feud, the entertaining subject of comic strips, popular songs, movies, and television, has long been a part of American folklore and legend. Ironically, the extraordinary endurance of the myth that has grown up around the Hatfields and McCoys has obscured the consideration of the feud as a serious historical event. In this study, Altina Waller tells the real story of the Hatfields and McCoys and the Tug Valley of West Virginia and Kentucky, placing the feud in the context of community and regional change in the era of industrialization. Waller argues that the legendary feud.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 1988
Characteristics: 1 online resource (334 pages)