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An American Vendetta: Hatfield and McCoy Feud
A Story of Barbarism in the United States. Initially published in 1889, An American Vendetta represented one of the earliest journalistic accounts of the now-famous Hatfield and McCoy Feud. During that time period, many across the country first came to hear of the story through the pages of this book. Besides telling the complex and bloody story of the feud-often in blunt ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by Woodland Press, LLC
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An American Vendetta is important for it shows how the Hatfield and McCoy Feud was first depicted in the media in the 1880s. For this reason, it has historical significance, and is an example of the yellow journalism that was typical of the period. It belongs in every Appalachian historian's library.