The United States Marshals of New Mexico and Arizona Territories, 1846-1912 (Google eBook)

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UNM Press, Feb 1, 1982 - History - 325 pages
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First released in 1978 and still the best account of territorial law enforcement, this book presents a thoroughly researched, well-documented, and entertaining history of United States marshals in New Mexico and Arizona during the tumultuous territorial years. Included in the story are notable lawmen such as John Pratt, John E. Sherman, and Creighton M. Foraker and gunfighters like Billy the Kid, "Doc" Holliday, and the Earp Brothers. With detailed accounts of many other lesser-known lawmen and criminals, Ball gives a well-rounded history of the mundane as well as the spectacular incidents in the lives of these lawmen during the unstable territorial years.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Marshalcy in Antebellum New Mexico
18
The Wartime Marshalcy
33
Marshal John Pratt 186676
47
The Arizona Marshalcy 186676
64
Marshal John E Sherman Jr 187682
79
The Arizona Marshalcy 187682
107
The New Mexico Marshalcy 188296
134
The Arizona Marshalcy 188297
164
Marshal Creighton M Foraker 18971912
189
Theodore Roosevelt and the Arizona Marshalcy
214
Conclusion
238
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Larry D. Ball is a professor of history at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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