The Montana vigilantes, 1863-1870 : gold, guns, and gallows / Judge Mark C. Dillon.

Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s. This book examines the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territorie...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Dillon, Mark C.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Logan : Utah State University Press, [2013]
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505 0 |a All that Glitters Is Not Gold -- The Rise and Dominance of the "Fourteen-Mile City" at Alder Gulch -- The First Factor Leading to Vigilantism in the Region : The Absence of Police, Prosecutorial, and Judicial Authority -- The Second Factor Leading to Vigilantism in the Region : The Value of Gold and Silver -- The Third Factor Leading to Vigilantism in the Region : The Insecure Means of Transporting Wealth -- The Murder of Nicholas Tiebolt and the Trial and Execution of George Ives -- Formation of the Vigilance Committee -- The Hanging Spree Begins -- The Bloody Drama Moves from Bannack to Virginia City -- The Establishment of a Territorial Court at Alder Gulch -- Vigilantism Migrates North to Helena, 1865-70 -- The Power of Reprieve and the Execution of James Daniels -- Normative Due Process and Trial Procedure in the Criminal Cases of 1860s Montana -- Due Process and Procedure : Vigilante Arrests and Trials -- Due Process and Procedure : Vigilante Sentences -- Postmortem Echoes of Times Past -- Conclusion. 
520 |a Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s. This book examines the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territories and also trial procedures, gubernatorial politics, legislative enactments, and constitutional rights. Using newspaper articles, diaries, letters, biographies, invoices, and books that speak to the compelling history of Montana's vigilantism in the 1860s, the author examines the conduct of the vigilantes in the context of the due process norms of the time. He implicates the influence of lawyers and judges who, like their non-lawyer counterparts, shaped history during the rush to earn fortunes in gold. 
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