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Policing the Great Plains : Rangers, Mounties, and the North American frontier, 1875-1910

Author: Andrew R Graybill
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late nineteenth century, the Texas Rangers and Canada's North-West Mounted Police were formed to bring the resource-rich hinterlands at either end of the Great Plains under governmental  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew R Graybill
ISBN: 9780803260023 0803260024
OCLC Number: 76183601
Notes: "An earlier version of chapter 2 appeared as "Rangers, Mounties, and the Subjugation of Indigenous Peoples, 1870-1885," Great Plains Quarterly 24, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 85-99. Reprinted by permission. An earlier version of chapter 4 appeared as "Rural Police and the Defense of the Cattleman's Empire in Texas and Canada, 1875-1900," Agricultural History 75, no. 3 (Summer 2005): 253-80. Copyright 2005 by the Agricultural History Society. Reprinted by permission. An earlier version of chapter 5 appeared as "Texas Rangers, Canadian Mounties, and the Policing of the Transnational Industrial Frontier, 1885-1910," Western Historical Quarterly 35 (Summer 2004): 167-91. Copyright by the Western History Association. Reprinted by permission."
Description: xiii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "similar organizations in other parts" --
Instruments of incorporation --
Subjugating indigenous groups --
Dispossessing peoples of mixed ancestry --
Defending the cattleman's empire --
Policing the industrial frontier --
Epilogue: "deeds, real and imagined."
Responsibility: Andrew R. Graybill.
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