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Civil War on the Borderlands | The Feud | American Experience | PBS

The Civil War was remarkably disruptive for the Tug River Valley, where the Hatfields and McCoys made their homes.

The most famous family conflict in American history, the Hatfield-McCoy feud evolved into a mythic American tale of jealousy, rage and revenge – and one which helped create the negative “hillbilly” stereotype that has shaped attitudes towards Appalachia for more than a century. Much more than a tale of two warring families, The Feud is the story of a region and its people forced into sudden change by Eastern capitalists, who transformed Appalachia from an agrarian mountain community into a coal and timber producing workplace owned and run primarily by outside interests.

Learn more about THE FEUD, including where to watch the documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/feud/