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The Texas Rangers : a century of frontier defense

Author: Walter Prescott Webb
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000, ©1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd ed., pbk. edView all editions and formats
An in-depth chronicle of the history of Texas's original police force, the Texas Rangers, from their birth in 1835 during the Texas Revolution to their merger with the State Highway Patrol in 1935.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Prescott Webb
ISBN: 0292781105 9780292781108 029273400X 9780292734005
OCLC Number: 47166635
Description: xx, 583 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: ForewordAcknowledgmentsThey Rode Straight Up to Death: A PrefaceI. Texas: A Conflict of CivilizationsII. Out of the Revolution III. The Rangers and the RepublicIV. From Cherokee to Comanche V. The Captain Comes: John C. HaysVI. The Texas Rangers in the Mexican WarVII. First Years in the UnionVIII. The Bloody Years, 1858-1859IX. The Cortinas War on the Rio GrandeX. Sam Houston's Grand PlanXI. The State PoliceXII. McNelly and His Men in Southwest TexasXIII. McNelly and the War of Las CuevasXIV. McNelly's Successors: Lee Hall and John ArmstrongXV. The Frontier Battalion: Major John B. JonesXVI. The El Paso Salt WarXVII. Sam Bass: Texas's Beloved BanditXVIII. The End of the Indian Trail: The Rangers in the Far West XIX. The Closed Frontier: Last Services of the Frontier BattalionXX. The Texas Rangers in the Twentieth Century XXI. Revolution, World War, and ProhibitionXXII. Frank Hamer: Modern Texas RangerXXIII. Some Adventures of a Ranger HistorianBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: by Walter Prescott Webb ; illustrated with drawings by Lonnie Rees and with photographs ; foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson.


Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.  Read more...


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