[Free E–pub] The Hatfield McCoy Feud After Kevin Costner
We ve been led to believe As a McCoy I hoped someone would test the veracity of the recent books and movie on
this subject Mr Dotson raises some valid points I too subscribe to the idea that subject Mr Dotson raises some valid points I too subscribe to the idea that was a motivating force from outside the families. Than did the movie One recent book cites the yellow journalists of the 1880s than two hundred times With a rare combination of facts and humor this author calls them all to task Tom E Dotson holder of an Ivy League graduate degree and descended from both the Hatfields and McCoys asks the uestion When only five Hatfields along with three McCoys were among the twenty men indicted for the vigilante slaying of the three McCoys in 1882 "AND ONLY NINE OF THE FORTY "only nine of the forty rode with the Phillips posse in 1887 8 were McCoys why is it called 'The Hatfield and McCoy feud' With solid research and a uniue insight Dotson answers that uesti. Enlightening and ntertaining Mr Dotson has provided a sort of seuel Altina Waller s landmark study of the feud over three ago This book is xcellent Antone that really wants to understand the feud needs to read this one I would giv. For a century we read in books and newspapers and saw on screen the legend of what is the most famous feud in American history the Hatfields and the McCoys What we had was legend and not history mainly because the story consisted of a few historical vents inside several layers of tall tales and
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the journalists of the late nineteenth century The same moneyed interests journalists of the late nineteenth century The same moneyed interests owned the newspapers also wanted the vast mineral riches underlying the land occupied by the Hatfields and McCoys and their reporters' depictions of the people of Tug Valley as immoral and violent barbarians helped to make the ,
E this book a higher rating Naked Choke except it needed a good lineditor Also the author repeated himself often Ultimately I found his arguments compelling and believe he s right there was no such thing as a Hatfield and McCoy feud at least not in the way. Windle palatable to the public In the 1980s the historian Altina Waller published her ground breaking book placing the feud in the proper conomic and political context Professor Waller's book removed the feud from the fiction category and laid the foundation for serious
HISTORICAL STUDY OF THE EVENTS OFstudy of the vents of period in the Tug Valley As fiction can be made just as Murder at the Mansion exciting as the screenwriter or author desires the 2012 TVpic Hatfields McCoys and the recent "FICTIONAL 'HISTORY'' BOOKS ARE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT "'history'' books are great ntertainment they are not history Some of the
books that followed the movie contain an venthat followed the movie contain an ven ratio of fable to facts.