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Law and order in Buffalo Bill's country : legal culture and community on the Great Plains, 1867-1910

Author: Mark R Ellis
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Series: Law in the American West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Law and Order in Buffalo Bill's Country is a case study of law and legal culture in Lincoln County, Nebraska, during the nineteenth century. Mark R. Ellis argues that nascent nineteenth-century Great Plains communities shared an understanding of the law that allowed for the immediate implementation of legal institutions such as courts, jails, and law enforcement. A common legal culture, imported from New England  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Ellis, Mark R.
Law and order in Buffalo Bill's country.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608319672
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Ellis
ISBN: 9780803218307 0803218303
OCLC Number: 123284566
Description: xix, 262 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue : State of Nebraska v. John Burley --
Buffalo Bill's country : Lincoln County, Nebraska, and its crime --
Conservators of the peace : sheriffs, deputies, and railroad detectives --
Receptacles of crime : jails, reformatories, and the state penitentiary --
Regulating a Great Plains railroad town : police courts, municipal ordinances, and the North Platte police force --
Temples of justice : criminal courts and their officers --
Hanging out the shingle : lawyers and legal communities on the Great Plains --
Conclusion : law and order in Buffalo Bill's country.
Series Title: Law in the American West.
Responsibility: Mark R. Ellis.
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A case study of law and legal culture in Lincoln County, Nebraska, during the nineteenth century. It argues that nascent nineteenth-century Great Plains communities shared an understanding of the law  Read more...

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