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Lone Star justice : the first century of the Texas Rangers

Author: Robert M Utley
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this reference is a vividly written, action-packed history of the most fabled lawmen of the American West. 40 haftones. 11 maps. Texas book tour.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Utley, Robert Marshall, 1929-
Lone Star justice.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)604900323
Online version:
Utley, Robert Marshall, 1929-
Lone Star justice.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606809968
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Utley
ISBN: 0195127420 9780195127423
OCLC Number: 47283344
Description: xiv, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The tradition established : Jack Hays and Walker Creek --
The tradition evolves : Indians --
The tradition evolves : Mexicans --
The tradition nationalized : war with Mexico --
"Give us rangers in Texas" --
Last days of the Old Lion : Mexicans and Indians --
Chaos in frontier defense, 1861-1874 --
Institutionalizing the Rangers, 1874 --
McNelly and Hall : border adventures --
The adventures of Major Jones --
The El Paso Salt War --
"That Far Wild Country" : the Trans-Pecos and the Panhandle --
The King era, 1881-1891 --
The four captains --
End of an era --
A summing up.
Responsibility: Robert M. Utley.
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A history of the Texas Rangers, from their origins as fighters on the Texas frontier, to their role as lawmen of the Old West. The author shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben  Read more...

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