Summary Chapter 6 Gladwell

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Starting in Chapter 6 Gladwell presents us with the mysterious and seemingly inexplicable series of events that occurred in Harlan, Kentucky in the 19th century to introduce the enormous effect of cultural legacies. Located on the Cumberland Plateau, Harlan County was “founded by eight families from the northern regions of the British Isles. Soon after, two of the families engaged in a feud that began with a game of poker and became so violent that dozens of people were murdered in a series of brazen attacks. To explain the phenomenon, sociologists pointed to the “culture of honor” that the original inhabitants brought with them from Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. The culture of honor stemmed from regions in where herdsmen had to

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