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Myth of the hanging tree : stories of crime and punishment in territorial New Mexico

Author: Robert J Tórrez
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The haunting specter of hanging trees holds a sway on the American imagination, conjuring images of rough-and-tumble frontier towns struggling to impose law and order in a land where violence was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tórrez, Robert J.
Myth of the hanging tree.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
(OCoLC)652460495
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Tórrez
ISBN: 9780826343796 0826343791
OCLC Number: 165082675
Description: x, 186 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Myth of the hanging tree --
Legal hangings and capital punishment in New Mexico --
Two of history's forgotten desperados --
Murder, politics, and justice in frontier New Mexico : the framing of Perfecto Padilla --
The man who was hanged twice --
Witness to a hanging --
Shoot-out at Gallegos Canyon --
Judicial gems : the art of judicial sentences in territorial New Mexico --
"Young, ignorant, and immoral" : murder by poison at Hillsboro, New Mexico --
Paula Angel : a search for the "only woman ever hanged in New Mexico" --
The old penitentiary : New Mexico's "first new public building."
Responsibility: Robert J. Tórrez.
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