Book Review of Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South
Book and Media Review
Review of: Hutton, T.R.C. (2015). Bloody Breathitt: Politics and violence in the Appalachian South. University Press of Kentucky. (ISBN: 978-0813161242)
Excerpt: T.R.C. Hutton's Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South addresses a quintessentially Appalachian topic- feuds- in a fresh and enlightening manner. Building upon the foundation laid by scholars like Altina Waller, Hutton moves beyond whether Southern Appalachia shared common cultural, economic, and social traits with the rest of the South and country. It did. Adding one more nail to the coffin of Appalachian exceptionalism is not what interests Hutton; instead, he crafts a case for how the violence often dismissed as "feuds" was, in fact, part of something bigger. [...]
Nash, Steven E., "Book Review of Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South" (2014). ETSU Faculty Works. 851.