Homicide, Race, and Justice in the American West, 1880-1920
University of Arizona Press, 1997 - 206
As a beginning point for actually measuring lethal violence and assessing the administration of justice, here at last is a detailed and well-documented study of homicide in the American West. Comparing data from representative areas - Douglas County, Nebraska; Las Animas County, Colorado; and Gila County, Arizona - this book reveals a level of violence far greater than many historians have believed, even surpassing eastern cities like New York and Boston. Clashing cultures and transient populations, a boomtown mentality, easy availability of alcohol and firearms: these and many other factors come under scrutiny as catalysts in the violence that permeated the region. By comparing homicide data - including coroner's inquests, indictments, plea bargains, and sentences - across both racial and regional lines, the book also offers persuasive evidence that criminal justice systems of the Old West were weighted heavily in favor of defendants who were white and against those who were African American, Native American, or Mexican. Packed with information, this is a book for students and scholars of western history, social history, criminology, and justice studies. Western history buffs will be captivated by colorful anecdotes about the real West, where guns could and did blaze over anything from love trysts to vendettas to too much foam on the beer.
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Comparative Homicide Data
The Black Experience in Omaha Nebraska
Race rioters Omaha
Social Instability in Las Animas County Colorado
Saloon in Douglas Colorado
BaldwinFelts detectives and armored death car
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