Enlightening and entertaining Mr Dotson has provided a sort of seuel Altina Waller s landmark study of
the feud over three ago As a McCoy I hoped someone would test feud over three ago As a McCoy I hoped someone would test veracity of the recent books and movie on this subject Mr Dotson. 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 events inside several layers of tall tales and fables reported by the yellow journalists of the late nineteenth century The same moneyed interests who owned the newspapers also wanted the vast mineral riches underlying the LAND OCCUPIED BY THE HATFIELDS AND occupied by the Hatfields and and their reporters' epictions of the people of Tug Valley as immoral and violent barbarians helped to make the .
His arguments compelling and believe
He S Right Was s right there such thing as a Hatfield and McCoy feud at least not in the way we ve been led to believe This book is excellent Antone that really wants to understand the feud needs to read this one. Than Conjure In African American Society 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 graduateegree and escended from both the Hatfields and McCoys asks the uestion When only five Hatfields along with three McCoys were among The Twenty Men Indicted For twenty men indicted for vigilante slaying of the three McCoys in 1882 and only nine of the forty who 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. .
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Raises some valid points I too subscribe
To The Idea That Moey Was Athe idea that moey was a force from outside the families I would give this book a higher rating except it needed a good line editor Also the author repeated himself often Ultimately I found. Windle palatable to the public In the 1980s the historian Altina Waller published her ground breaking book placing the feud in the proper economic 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 of that period in the Tug Valley
As Fiction Can Befiction can be just as exciting as the screenwriter or author esires the 2012 TV epic Hatfields McCoys and the recent fictional 'history'' books are great entertainment but they are not history Some of the books that followed the movie contain an even greater ratio of fable to facts.