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The Forgotten Americans - Wall Street Journal

In the late 19th century, a fight broke out between the Hatfields and McCoys along the border of Kentucky and West Virginia. The dispute, which originated in part over a pig, grew into a bloody conflict over each family’s honor, with many murders over several decades. J.D. Vance, a distant descendant of the Hatfields, sees echoes in the present day of the tribal mind-set that inspired the original rivalry and believes that it keeps people like him from thriving in 21st-century America