Myth of the Hanging Tree: Stories of Crime and Punishment in Territorial New Mexico (Paperback)

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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 endemic. This study examines several criminal cases that reveal the realities of the role hangings played in the administration of frontier justice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780826343796
ISBN-10: 0826343791
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 186
Language: English