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Days of Darkness : the Feuds of Eastern Kentucky

Author: John Ed Pearce
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1994.
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Among the darkest corners of Kentucky's past are the grisly feuds that tore apart the hills of eastern Kentucky from the late nineteenth century until well into the twentieth. Now, from the tangled threads of conflicting testimony, John Ed Pearce weaves engrossing accounts of six of the most notorious feuds--those in Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Perry, Pike, and Rowan counties. What caused the feuds that left Kentucky  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pearce, John.
Days of Darkness : The Feuds of Eastern Kentucky.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Ed Pearce
ISBN: 9780813126401 0813126401 9780813138343 0813138345
OCLC Number: 768083078
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Cover; DAYS OF DARKNESS; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; What This Is All About; Harlan County: The Turners Meet the Howards; Choose Your Outlaw; The Turners Meet the Howards; The Trap that Didn't Spring; Breathitt County: A Talent for Violence; Almost a Romantic Journey; Captain Strong's Last Ride; The Last and Bloodiest Feud; Pike, Perry, and Rowan Counties: Mayhem Everywhere; No Romeo, No Juliet, No Heroes; The Woman in the Case; A Nice Little College Town; Clay County: The Hundred-Year War; The Incident at the Courthouse; Drawing the Lines; A Legacy of Violence. The Fatal Clash on Crane CreekTrouble on the Burying Ground; The Best Men in the County; The Turtle Calls for Bad Tom; Bloody Time in Frankfort; The Feuds Wind Down; Surcease; Source; Index; Illustrations follow page.
Responsibility: John Ed Pearce.

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Among the darkest corners of Kentucky's past are the grisly feuds that tore apart the hills of eastern Kentucky from the late nineteenth century until well into the twentieth. Now, from the tangled threads of conflicting testimony, John Ed Pearce weaves engrossing accounts of six of the most notorious feuds--those in Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Perry, Pike, and Rowan counties. What caused the feuds that left Kentucky with its lingering reputation for violence? Who were the feudists, and what forces--social, political, financial--caused the conflicts? For years, Pearce has interviewed descendants of.

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