Bloody breathitt : politics and violence in the Appalachian south
"Bloody Breathitt investigates instances of individual and mass violence in Breathitt County, Kentucky, the territory once known as "the darkest and bloodiest of all the dark and bloody feud counties," from the Civil War through the Progressive era. Although the killings were typically portrayed as depoliticized "feuds," Hutton explains how their causes and implications often reflected distinctly political intentions. His groundbreaking study reminds readers that the United States' unparalleled longevity as a republic has had a tremendous human cost. " -- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2015
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University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2015
xii, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Introduction: "The darkest and bloodiest of all the dark and bloody feud counties"
"To them, it was no-man's land": before Breathitt was bloody
"Suppressing the late rebellion": guerrilla fighting in a loyal state
"The war spirit was high": scenes from an un-reconstructed county
"The civilizing and christianizing effects of material improvement and development"
Death of a feudal hero
"There has always been the bitterest political feeling in the county": a courthouse ring in the age of assassination
"The feudal wars of Eastern Kentucky will no doubt be utilized in coming years by writers of fiction": reading and writing bloody Breathitt