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The Feud as a Community Throughout the book Feud Altina L Waller debunks the old myths of two families at war and shows us that not only was the Feud a family feud but there were many people not in the Hatfield and McCoy families that were involved also Altina L Waller looked at the Feud like nobody else had ever looked at the Feud Her words support the facts that capitalism brought fuel to the Feud Her perspective on Feud may change your views about the Feud Everyone thinks that the Feud that happened in the late eighteen hundreds was simply a family feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys Altina L Waller has a different view on the Feud She believes that the Feud was not just a family feud but it involved the community The timbering business brought a lot to the Feud as shown on page forty-one when Waller states Where once wooded mountain slopes had been proudly owned yet open to all for hunting and fishing now neighbors became hostile and possessive about their boundary lines Pg 41 This passage shows how the timbering business added to the Feud by bringing boundaries into the picture as a strong reason to fight Boundaries were also more strongly applied because of the increase of population in the Tug Valley so land was becoming scarce and if you had some you had to make sure nobody was on your land Food was becoming less abundant and people were protecting their land and their familys food People were also worried about people stealing their timber which was many families only income in the Tug Valley Tensions at this time between people in the Tug Valley grew rapidly In the third and forth chapters of Feud Altina L Waller speaks about William Devil Anse Hatfield and his part of the Feud Devil Anse was a wealthy man in the timbering business which
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