A Decent, Orderly Lynching

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Pub. Date: 2009-03-30
Publisher(s): Univ of Oklahoma Pr
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The definitive account of the deadliest episode of vigilante justice in U.S. history

Author Biography

Frederick Allen, a former political editor and columnist with the Atlanta Constitution and commentator for CNN, is author of the best-selling history of the Coca-Cola Company, Secret Formula, and Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City, 1946-1996.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xi
List of Mapsp. xiii
Author's Notep. xv
Introduction: The Murdered Boyp. 3
Maine to Californiap. 17
"A Seducer" on Trialp. 38
Wooing Electa Bryanp. 57
The New Sheriffp. 77
The Dillingham Killingp. 89
"Cut-Throats and Robbers"p. 109
The Reluctant Chief Justicep. 122
A Rashomon Nightp. 135
The Southmayd Robberyp. 153
The Ives Trialp. 168
"Men, Do Your Duty"p. 185
The Vigilantesp. 198
"Red" Yeager's Listp. 217
Five Hanged Side by Sidep. 233
One Hundred and Two!p. 254
Slade of the Overlandp. 273
"The Wounded Man Recovered"p. 290
"No More Midnight Executions"p. 308
Thomas Francis Meagherp. 324
Pax Vigilanticusp. 345
Epiloguep. 361
Appendix: Targets of the Montana Vigilantesp. 365
Note on Sourcesp. 367
Notesp. 371
Bibliographyp. 401
Acknowledgmentsp. 407
Indexp. 411
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