Frontier Justice in the Wild WestFrontier Justice in the Wild West



Frontier Justice in the Wild West examines eighteen of the most interesting, controversial, and unusual executions.

Author: R. Michael Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461750079

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Frontier Justice highlights eighteen crimes and subsequent punishments of the most interesting, controversial, and unusual executions from an era when hangings and shootings were a legal means of capital punishment. Chapters include: the bungled hanging of Tom Ketchum who was beheaded by the noose; the unique trigger for the trapdoor used to hang Tom Horn; "Big Nose" George Parrott who was skinned, pickled, and made into a pair of shoes; the double trials of Jack McCall, assassin of Wild Bill Hickok; the hanging of a woman-Elizabeth Potts; the shooting of John D. Lee of Mountain Meadows Massacre infamy; and the only use of a double "twitch-up" gallows; etc. Each action-packed chapter includes biographical information, the pursuit, the investigation, legal maneuvers, trial information, and rarely-seen photographs.

More Frontier Justice in the Wild WestMore Frontier Justice in the Wild West



More Frontier Justice in the Wild West; Bungled, Bizarre and Fascinating Executions reveals the details of more than two dozen instances of frontier justice from the era of the Wild West.

Author: R. Michael Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493015504

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Page: 192

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More Frontier Justice in the Wild West; Bungled, Bizarre and Fascinating Executions reveals the details of more than two dozen instances of frontier justice from the era of the Wild West. The events chosen are unique, have some surprising twist, serve as a landmark or benchmark event, or just stand out in the annals of western justice.

Gendered Justice in the American WestGendered Justice in the American West



Among them are : Dane Coolidge , Fighting Men of the West ( New York : Dutton ,
1932 ) ; Wayne Gard , Frontier Justice ( Norman : University of Oklahoma Press ,
1949 ) ; Duncan Emrich , It ' s an Old Wild West Custom ( New York : Vanguard ...

Author: Anne M. Butler

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ISBN: UOM:39015040625009

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Page: 262

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Documents the physical and mental punishment of female prisoners in the West between 1865 and 1915, drawing on prison records and the women's own words to analyze the role of gender, race, class, and age in the women's maltreatment. UP.

Famous Sheriffs and Western OutlawsFamous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws



Tells the stories of legendary heroes and villains of the Old West and details the shootouts, saloon fights, and standoffs that took place as sheriffs tried to make peace in Western towns.

Author: William MacLeod Raine

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616085421

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Page: 304

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Tells the stories of legendary heroes and villains of the Old West and details the shootouts, saloon fights, and standoffs that took place as sheriffs tried to make peace in Western towns.

Legends of the Wild WestLegends of the Wild West



HIS REEL REP When the Eisenhower-era 1950s turned to the counterculture
1960s, John Wayne's frontier hero was ... Stranger” in 1972's High Plains Drifter,
Eastwood rides into a corrupt mining town, metes out frontier justice and leaves
in a ...

Author: Robert Edelstein

Publisher: Centennial Books

ISBN: 9781951274351

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Page: 192

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For several hundred years, the West had been the land of dreams, an extraordinary region of hope, expansion and opportunity where European countries—and then the young USA itself—sent their finest explorers to plant seeds in a seemingly untapped, open landscape. This spirit captured the popular imagination in the Wild West, those raucous 30 years between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of a new century. Within these pages, readers will explore true tales of rebels and heroes such as General George Custer, Buffalo Bill, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Annie Oakley, and Sitting Bull, among others. The Wild West was the American Dream on steroids. It was an age of gunfights and gold rushes, cowboys and Comanches, with the likes of Buffalo Bill, Jesse James and Billy the Kid making their names. It forged extraordinary legends and even bigger lies, with everything fueled by dime novels written back East that encouraged folks to grab their share of a promise that was difficult for this hard land to keep. This book looks at all these mythical characters, the start of the railroad across the nation, the cost it all dealt to the Native Americans whose land was lost, and the way Hollywood still keeps the dream alive. As historian Richard White says, “People could go west and no matter their failures elsewhere, they had an opportunity to remake themselves. It’s a symbol for a kind of individualism that actually doesn’t exist in the West, but mythically it does.”

The Writer s Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild WestThe Writer s Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West



Frontier Justice . Norman : University of Oklahoma Press , 1949 . Grover , David
H . Diamondfield Jack : A Study in Frontier Justice . Reno : University of Nevada
Press , 1968 . Horan , James D . Desperate Men : The James Gang and the Wild
 ...

Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UVA:X004289652

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Page: 326

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Provides period information on clothes and accessories, food, architecture, medicine, education, communications, crime, and money

The Legendary Wild WestThe Legendary Wild West



FRONTIER. JUSTICE. Throughout the nineteenth century, many Americans living
in the West settled their disputes violently, often relying on vigilante groups to
bring law and order to the territories. Frontier violence, however, was not ...

Author: Carter Smith

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 156294133X

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Page: 96

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Describes and illustrates the American West from 1763 to 1912 through a variety of images created during that period.

The Authentic Wild WestThe Authentic Wild West



The Taming of the Frontier . New York , 1929 . BENNETT , ESTILLINE . Old ... The
War , the West , the Wilderness . New York , 1979 . BURNS , WALTER .
Tombstone : An ... Frontier Justice . Norman , Oklahoma , 1949 . - The Chisholm
Trail .

Author: James David Horan

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010153745

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Page: 309

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Drawing on newspaper, eyewitness, and government accounts and the words of the gunfighters themselves, the author presents myth-shattering profiles of Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Ben Thompson, John Wesley Hardin, Kid Curry, Tom Horn, and Harry Tracy

South Dakota HistorySouth Dakota History



Magical Frontier Justice in the Wild West : thinking ” dominated their worldview .
The Bungled , Bizarre , and Fascinating almue maintained a steadfast belief in
Executions “ Huldrefolk , ” or hidden people , who always R. Michael Wilson .

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Western Legal HistoryWestern Legal History



criminal justice in the American West continue to be based on incidents like the
Graham murder . ... John R . Wunder , Inferior Courts , Superior Justice : A History
of the Justices of the Peace on the Northwest Frontier , 1853 – 1889 ( Westport ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062964494

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Feuds on the Western FrontierFeuds on the Western Frontier



Firearms of the American West , 1866-1894 . Albuquerque : University of New
Mexico Press , 1985 . Gard , Wayne . Frontier Justice . Norman : University of
Oklahoma Press , 1949 . Garrett , Patrick F. The Authentic Life of Billy , the Kid :
The ...

Author: Dave Southworth

Publisher: Wild Horse Pub

ISBN: WISC:89082401779

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Page: 152

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"Features 14 post-Civil War conflicts"--Cover.

Diamondfield Jack a Study in Frontier JusticeDiamondfield Jack a Study in Frontier Justice



And , when the tensions boiled over in November into the first real bloodshed , it
all seemed more like a comic opera than a classic showdown of the old West .
Bill Tolman , whom Davis had never met , finally accepted the word - of - mouth ...

Author: David Hubert Grover

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3270639

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Page: 189

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Postwestern CulturesPostwestern Cultures



in the field of western American culture , the president ' s unexpected attention to
the power of words — to the political ... Ranger foreign policy , ” its “ cowboy
diplomacy , ” and the administration ' s reliance on Old West - style “ frontier
justice .

Author: Susan Kollin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: UOM:39015069144130

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Page: 267

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Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes.

The American WestThe American West



Perfect for showing off your nickel plated Colt .45 replica and Western Lawman's
Badge . The name plate reads " Frontier Justice . " MAIL THIS COUPONYES ,
please send me my Western Frontier Plaque for only $ 89.95 plus $ 7.00
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ISBN: UOM:39015020628650

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Frontier JusticeFrontier Justice



Frontier Justice was among the books chosen by a committee of distinguished scholars for inclusion in the permanent White House Liberty of important American books on the nation's history.

Author: Wayne Gard

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ISBN: 0806117559

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Page: 356

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Midnight raids, blazing six-shooters, and dangling ropes played frequent and vital roles in the taming of the West. And in this true account of justice--and sometimes vengeance--on the frontier, Wayne Gard ably relates how determined frontiersmen and heroic women achieved order before they had formal law. Colorful Roy Bean, most famous of the frontier oracles, who dispensed liquor with one hand and justice with the other, stalks through the pages, along with Sam Houston, Watt Moorman, Judge Almond (who would not tolerate long speeches by lawyers because they cut down on his fine), the feuding Grahams and Tewksburys, and Jacksons and Goodbreads, with their violent outbreaks of killing. Frontier Justice was among the books chosen by a committee of distinguished scholars for inclusion in the permanent White House Liberty of important American books on the nation's history.

Frontier Family LifeFrontier Family Life



Our Town to Missouri's “ Show Me " attitude and he American frontier experience
fostered and attended classes with ... began to replace the “ frontier justice
Niners took up farming ranching and started families . long called the Wild West ...

Author: Marianne Bell

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ISBN: PSU:000053498878

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Page: 127

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This family album of the Western frontier shows what daily life was like for the diverse pioneers who crossed the Mississippi during the nineteenth century. It traces the successive waves of migration identified by historian Frederick Jackson Turner in 1893 as the frontiers of the trader, the miner, the farmer and the rancher.