CRRL Picks: Great Lives 2014: The Hatfields & the McCoys
Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.
Annotation:A fascinating...look at the infamous story of the Hatfields and the McCoys and their blood feud that began in 1865 with the murder of Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative.
Annotation:Along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not within the law but within mountain codes of their own making.
Annotation:Recounts the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, examines the sociological implications of the conflict, and offers brief profiles of the main participants.
Annotation:The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, vol. 87 no. 4, Autumn 1989
Annotation:A chronology against the backdrop of other events in American history...of the feud's main events.
Annotation:The two families waged a famous feud during the Civil War era. Bullets found near the location of an 1888 ambush in the woods of Pike County are believed to have been fired by the McCoys in self-defense. There were also pieces of windows and ceramic discovered from the family’s cabin.
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Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 Dean King, author of "The Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The True Story will discuss the feud and the families at UMW Dodd Auditorium