American Frontier Lawmen 1850–1930

American Frontier Lawmen 1850–1930 cover

American Frontier Lawmen 1850–1930

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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'.

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

Product details

Published Sep 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 72
ISBN 9781841765754
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 96
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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