Bloody Williamson: A CHAPTER IN AMERICAN LAWLESSNESS by Paul M. Angle

Bloody Williamson: A CHAPTER IN AMERICAN LAWLESSNESS

byPaul M. Angle

Paperback | December 1, 1992

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Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the 1870s through the Herrin Massacre of 1922, Ku Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war of the 1920s between the Charlie Birger and Shelton brothers gangs. Paul Angle was fascinated by this more-than-fifty-year history, and his account of violence has become a classic.

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Civil War scholar John Y. Simon was born in Highland Park, Illinois on June 25, 1933. He received a B. A. from Swarthmore College and an M. A. and Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He taught at Ohio State University before becoming a member of the Southern Illinois University history department in 1964. During his 34 years ther...
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Title:Bloody Williamson: A CHAPTER IN AMERICAN LAWLESSNESSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 1992Publisher:University of Illinois Press

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ISBN - 10:0252062337

ISBN - 13:9780252062339

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Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the 1870s through the Herrin Massacre of 1922, Ku Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war of the 1920s between the Charlie Birger and Shelton brothers gangs. Paul Angle was fascinated by this more-than-fifty-year history, and his account of violence has become a classic.

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"This small book is packed with historical details. . . . Citizens should read it for no other reason than to discover that such violence. . . can "happen"--and that it may not yet be quite finished."--Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology & Police Science