The Western Peace Officer A Legacy of Law and Order
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1972].
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Book
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[First edition].
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9780806110103, 0806110104
Physical Desc:
xii, 330 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
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This is a well-written, documented, scholarly, and readable account of the bringing and maintaining of law and order to the land west of the Mississippi River. It is of interest to the historian, sociologist, and political scientist as well as the general reader. Police dockets, newspaper reports, and court records to were researched to ascertain a clear picture of who the peace officers were and what problems they had to solve. The book contains an outstanding bibliography, which ranges from archival materials to personal interviews, reflecting the depth of Prassel's research. Frank Richard Prassel, an attorney and former college professor, is the author of The Great American Outlaw: A Legacy of Fact and Fiction, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
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Bibliography: p. 291-320.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Prassel, F. R. (1972). The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order. [First edition]. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Prassel, Frank Richard, 1937-. 1972. The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Prassel, Frank Richard, 1937-, The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Prassel, Frank Richard. The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order. [First edition]. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972. Print.

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