Legal Executions in the Western Territories, 1847–1911
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
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About the Book
This reference work contains details of all the crimes resulting in executions in the fifteen western American territories. For each territory, entries are arranged chronologically and entered under the name of the condemned. Each entry provides the date, location, background and actions of the crime; details of the trial and execution of sentence; and references to the crime and execution in contemporary newspapers.
About the Author(s)
R. Michael Wilson has been researching and writing about the history of the American West for more than a decade. A retired law enforcement officer, he is the author of numerous books on crime and capital punishment. He is a member of the Wild West History Association, and Western Writers of America.
R. Michael Wilson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
Table of Contents
New Mexico 104
North Dakota 146
South Dakota 157
Book Reviews & Awards
“a substantial contribution”—H-Net Reviews; “a wonderful encyclopedic reference—a must for libraries and scholars interested in the Old West…a treasure trove”—True West; “this book is an important resource for anyone interested in outlaw-lawman history in the Old West…a book to read…endlessly fascinating”—Wild West History Journal; “the author has done a good job of documenting their information and presenting the information in a readable format”—ARBA; “a good resource”—The Annals of Iowa.