Brutal saviours of the Black Patch.


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History Today
Vol. 64 no. 6 (June 2014), p. 21-26


In 1904 tobacco farmers of Kentucky and Tennesse, pushed into poerty by the Americal Tobacco Company, formed an association to unite against the monopoly. William H. Funk describes the actions of the Night Riders, a vigilante splinter group, which decided to deliver its own brand of rough justice.