American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 by Charles M Robinson IiiAmerican Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 by Charles M Robinson Iii

American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930

byCharles M Robinson IiiIllustratorRichard Hook

Paperback | September 10, 2005

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In the 1840s, gold had officially been discovered in California, and many men made their way out West in search of riches. The early mining camps were dangerous places full of violence and crime. Law and order was needed, and the Vigilante Committee became the first organized deliverer of justice in these turbulent new towns. As more and more people headed out West, and many new towns sprang up, a more official system of law was needed. From the days of the California Gold Rush to the killing of Bill Tilghman, the last of the traditional frontier lawmen, this book discusses the men that shaped law and order in the 'Wild, Wild West'.
Charles M Robinson III is a history instructor at South Texas Community College and the author of twelve books. His book, 'Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S Mackenzie', won the Texas State Historical Commission's prestigious T. R. Fehrenback Award and was honored by a resolution from the Texas House of Representatives. He is a ...
Title:American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.24 × 0.12 inPublished:September 10, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841765759

ISBN - 13:9781841765754

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Table of Contents

Rough law for a rough land · The reign of Judge Lynch · Blood feuds and range wars · Gunfighters, outlaws, and badmen · Towns that ate men for breakfast · From tribal law to white man's law · The triumph of the law · The professional lawman · Bibliography