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Hatfields and McCoys
used in Outliers

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famous feuding families in Kentucky and West Virginia that resulted in more than a dozen deaths between 1880 and 1891; commonly sited as an example of irrationally holding a grudge
  • In the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud on the West Virginia-Kentucky border not far from Harlan, several dozen people were killed in a cycle of violence that stretched over twenty years.
    Chapter 6 (24% in)

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