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GUNFIGHTERS, HIGHWAYMEN & VIGILANTES : Violence on the Frontier - McGrath, Roger D.
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GUNFIGHTERS, HIGHWAYMEN & VIGILANTES : Violence on the Frontier - First edition

1984, ISBN: 0520051017

Hardcover, ID: 1294095531

[EAN: 9780520051010], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Univ of California Press, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.], HISTORY/AMERICA/WEST/PIONEER/VIOLENCE/CRIME/INDUSTRY/MINING/FINANCE, History|United States |General, History|Historical Geography, Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Steel-gray linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/NF w/light wear primarily to upper spine edge. Trace soiling to upper text edge, An assesment of the nature violence and lawless on the American frontier through detailed examination of the booming mining towns of Aurora and Bodie, both with widespread reputations for violence. Findings of the case studies challenge popular notions broadcasted, and continuously perpetuated, through cinema, television, popular literature, as well as scholarly histories that tend to depict a society void of social structure and short on social control in terms of law enforcement and judicial power. 13 chapters with illustrations & maps: 1, The Esmeralda Excitment; 2, No Goodee Cow Man; 3, Politics, the Civil War, & the Boundary; 4, Robbery, Rowdyism, & Combat; 5, The Daly Gang; 6, The Last of the Old-time Mining Camps; 7, Violence & the Minorities; 8. Women, Juveniles, & Violence; 9, In Illegal Pursuit of Wealth; 10, Rough & Rowdy; 11, The Badmen of Bodie; 12, Vigilantism; and, 13, The Heritage of the Trans-Sierra Frontier, followed by an appedix on Scholarly Assessments of Frontier Violence.

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