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THE WESTERN PEACE OFFICER : A Legacy of Law and Order

by Prassel, Frank R

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


Norman, OK: Univ of Oklahoma Press, 1972. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated red linen boards/Fine. DJ/None. PO name strike-out to front cover verso. A scholary, historical account of law and order on the American frontier. Contrary to the belief that frontier violence was in a unique class of its own, this study, drawing from records of arrests, trials and prison records, and analysis of law enforcement institutions, shows crimes of the old West were primarily the same as those of today --- drunkeness (drug use), disorderly conduct and petty larceny. Therefore our enduring romantic ideas of the gunman, desperado, rebel, fugitive, and the like, can be better understood as metaphors representing resistance to oppressive authority or injustice, fearlessness, and independence. But since outlaws are hardly sympathetic characters on examination, they can be described as classic narcissists who lay waste and ruin lives in pursuit of no higher goal than self-benefit. Prassel argues the concept of outlawry varies in relation to shifting social and cultural norms. An indepth historical and sociological study.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.
  • Bookseller: 100 POCKETS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 009429
  • Title: THE WESTERN PEACE OFFICER : A Legacy of Law and Order
  • Author: Prassel, Frank R
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition, First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0806110104
  • ISBN 13: 9780806110103
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Press
  • Place: Norman, OK
  • Date published: 1972
  • Keywords: History/Sociology/Government/Law Enforcement/American Frontier/Myths & Legends
  • Bookseller catalogs: Legends/Myths/Folk Tales;


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