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Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance, Lisa Alther

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Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance
Title
Blood feud
Title remainder
the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Alther
Title variation
Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America's most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Union McCoy soldier by a Confederate Hatfield relative. More than a decade later Randall McCoy accused a Hatfield of stealing his hogs. This accusation triggered years of violence and retribution, including a "Romeo-and-Juliet" interlude that led to the death of a young McCoy woman and her baby. In a drunken brawl, three of her brothers killed a Hatfield, so the Hatfields tied them up and shot them dead. McCoy posses hijacked some of this firing squad across state lines to stand trial, while those still free burned down Randal McCoy's cabin and shot two of his children in a botched attempt to defeat the posses. Legal wrangling ensued, until the Supreme Court ruled that Kentucky could try the captured West Virginian Hatfields. Seven went to prison, and one, mentally disabled, yelled, "The Hatfields made me do it!" as he was hanged. But the feud didn't end there. Its legend continues to have an enormous impact on the popular imagination and the region. Here is a fascinating new look at the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alther, Lisa
Dewey number
303.6/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
LC item number
.B56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hatfield family
  • McCoy family
  • Hatfield-McCoy Feud
  • Vendetta
  • Vendetta
  • Vendetta
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance, Lisa Alther
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : murderland -- Origins -- The path to Pikeville -- Dark and bloody ground -- Border states -- Avengement -- Hog trial -- Montagues and Capulets of the Cumberlands -- Pawpaw murders -- Devil anse and the hellhounds -- New year's night massacre -- All over but the shouting -- "The Hatfields made me do it!" -- Aftermath -- Survivors -- Other feuds -- The Corsica of America -- The inner hillbilly -- Man toys -- Epilogue: the Hatfield-McCoy industry -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: "Green are the woods" by Abner Vance -- Endnotes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780762779185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • DSS0417619
  • 5399175
Label
Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance, Lisa Alther
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : murderland -- Origins -- The path to Pikeville -- Dark and bloody ground -- Border states -- Avengement -- Hog trial -- Montagues and Capulets of the Cumberlands -- Pawpaw murders -- Devil anse and the hellhounds -- New year's night massacre -- All over but the shouting -- "The Hatfields made me do it!" -- Aftermath -- Survivors -- Other feuds -- The Corsica of America -- The inner hillbilly -- Man toys -- Epilogue: the Hatfield-McCoy industry -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: "Green are the woods" by Abner Vance -- Endnotes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780762779185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • DSS0417619
  • 5399175

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