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VIOLENT LAND: Single Men and Social Disorder from the Frontier to the Inner City

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Timely, rich, and surprisingly nimble, Courtwright's orderly examination of patterns of violence and disorder in American history ranges from the ``passing migratory anomalies'' that created the cultural ecology of the frontier to the critical collapse of familial mechanisms of social control in the inner city of today. Courtwright (History/Univ. of North Florida) marshals contemporary reports as ... Read full review

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