Princeton University Library Catalog

The Western peace officer; a legacy of law and order.

Author:
Prassel, Frank Richard, 1937- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1972]
Εdition:
[1st ed.].
Description:
xii, 330 pages illustrations 23 cm
Summary note:
The role of the lawman in the development of the American West. The author examines the legends that surround many of the early western peace officers and concludes that they were no better or worse than the members of the communities that they served. The book describes the activities of a number of law enforcement agencies such as the Texas Rangers, the Pinkertons, and private police forces associated with banks, railroads, and cattlemen's associations. Numerous famous law enforcement figures are discussed, including James Butler Hickok, Wyatt Earp, and Dallas Stoudenmire.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-320).
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. "Wild and unsettled portions of our territories" -- 2. "A duty to maintain public order" -- 3. "The marshal shall be chief of police" -- 4. Posse Comitatus -- 5. "A private person may arrest another" -- 6. "There shall be a corps of rangers" -- 7. Ex parte Crow Dog -- 8. "¡Alto, federales!" -- Epilogue : "Do not forsake me" -- Appendix A. Tables -- Appendix B. Sheriff's fees -- Appendix C. Thiel's Detective Service -- Appendix D. New Mexico Mounted Police -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 0806110104
  • 9780806110103
LCCN:
71039627
OCLC:
240181
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