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ISBN-10:

0762779187

Format:

Trade Cloth

ISBN-13:

9780762779185

Publication Year:

2012

Author:

Martha Kaplan, Lisa Alther

Language:

English

ISBN:

9780762779185

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Synopsis
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-Julietinterlude 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.

Click here to view the Hatfield and McCoy Family Tree America's most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, bya Confederate Hatfield relative.But Southern grudges run long and deep. More than a decade lat"

 
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0762779187
ISBN-13 9780762779185
 
Key Details
Author Lisa Alther, Martha Kaplan
Number Of Pages 304 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2012-05-22
Language English
Publisher Globe Pequot Press, The
 
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2012
Illustrated Yes
 
Dimensions
Weight 1.2 Oz
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.
 
Target Audience
Group Trade
 
Classification Method
LCCN 2012-011777
LC Classification Number HV6446.B56 2012
 
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