American Frontier Lawmen 1850–1930

American Frontier Lawmen 1850–1930

Elite 96
  • Author: Charles M. Robinson III
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: ELI 96
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841765754
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 72
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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'.

Biographical Note

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 member of a number of historical associations, and he lives in San Benito, Texas.Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 50 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.

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

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