The Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Devil Anse Hatfield

The Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Devil Anse Hatfield

by Coleman C. Hatfield

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The Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Devil Anse Hatfield by Coleman C. Hatfield

Besides relying upon their own keen knowledge of Hatfield family history, Dr. Coleman C. Hatfield, great-grandson of Devil Anse Hatfield, and Robert Y. Spence, noted historian, have also organized and compiled the scholarly writings and lifelong research of Coleman's father, the late Coleman A. Hatfield. In this unique work, The Tale Of The Devil, you will find the first biography of Devil Anse Hatfield, of the famed Hatfield-McCoy feud, taken from rare family history, newspaper archives, and journalistic research. Some folks in the past have called "Devil" a bloodthirsty savage, an uneducated hillbilly, or the leader of a nineteenth century dysfunctional family. Today, discover the real truth about Devil Anse. Run with the Devil what the family patriarch's childhood was like; read about him during his Civil War years; find out what was really behind the feud killings. Take a look at what went on during the post-feud years -- after the fighting and killing subsided. Analyze the logic, motives, and circumstances behind the hundreds of tales that have been told about the "boogerman." Learn the impact the feud has had upon the entire Southern West Virginia-Eastern Kentucky region. Then, and only then, can you decide who the legendary Devil Anse Hatfield really was.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982993743
Publisher: Woodland Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/09/2011
Pages: 328

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Young Devil: The Early Life of Anse Hatfield17
Chapter 2Ancestors of the Devil: The Hatfields in American History33
Chapter 3The Devil in the Fightin': Anse Hatfield in the American Civil War61
Chapter 4The Devil in His Mountain Lair: Anse Hatfield and the Timbering Industry89
Chapter 5The Rage of the Devil: The Beginning of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud115
Chapter 6The Devil Bedeviled: The Hatfield and McCoy Feud Roils Up137
Chapter 7Hellfire of the Devil: Anderson Hatfield and the End of the Feud163
Chapter 8The Children of the Devil: The Younger Hatfields Come of Age221
Chapter 9The Devil Turned to Stone: Anderson Hatfield's Old Age and Death249
Epilogue: The Devil's Historian, The Lifework of Coleman A. Hatfield281

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