Feud: Hatfields, McCoys, and Social Change in Appalachia, 1860-1900

Feud: Hatfields, McCoys, and Social Change in Appalachia, 1860-1900

by Altina L. Waller

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469609713
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 1,021,579
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Altina L. Waller, professor emerita of history at the University of Connecticut, is author of Reverend Beecher and Mrs. Tilton: Sex and Class in Victorian America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: The Feud1
Part 1The Feud as Community Conflict
1.Prologue: The Death of Asa Harmon McCoy17
2.The Devil in West Virginia34
3.The Devil Challenged53
4.Family, Justice, and Violence in the Tug Valley77
Two Worlds in Conflict: A Pictorial Essay105
Part 2The Politics of Feuding
5.Interim, 1882-1888139
6.The Feud Recast158
7.The Battle for Grapevine Creek182
8.On Trial206
9.Epilogue: The Devil Transformed235
Appendixes251
Notes261
Bibliography293
Index305

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While Waller's study is invaluable for Americanists, she has written an engaging work that, quite simply, is an enjoyable read.—Publishers Weekly



In her remarkably detailed analysis, Waller explains what legend does not. . . . Since history repeats itself, this book bears reading as both factual record and metaphor, with a jaundiced eye toward the present.—Georgann Eubanks, Washington Monthly

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