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    • Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

    • New Directions in Southern History
    • By: T.R.C. Hutton
    • Narrated by: Gary L Willprecht
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence in Breathitt County, Kentucky. From the Reconstruction period until the early 20th century, Breathitt's 500 square miles of rugged upcountry land was known as "the darkest and bloodiest of all the dark and bloody feud counties" due to its considerable number of homicides, which were not always related to the factional conflicts that swept the region.

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