New PDF release: Desert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona

By Larry D. Ball

This rigorously researched research indicates that even though few southwestern sheriffs have been real gunmen they have been anticipated to wield firearms with nerve and backbone within the line of duty.

Elected for two-year phrases, frontier sheriffs have been the critical peace-keepers in counties that have been usually better than New England states. As officials of the court docket, they defended settlers and guarded their estate from the ever- current violence of the frontier. Their tasks ranged from monitoring down stagecoach robbers and serving courtroom warrants to locking up drunks and quelling family disputes. Sheriffs have been additionally penal complex keepers, tax creditors, quarantine inspectors, court-appointed executioners, and dogcatchers.

The breadth and element of Ball’s learn, inclusive of informative lists of sheriffs, criminal hangings, and lynchings, makes this quantity the definitive paintings on frontier legislation enforcement.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Larry D. Ball is professor emeritus of background at Arkansas nation collage. he's the writer of a few books at the American West.

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"A significant contribution . . . to social, fiscal, and political history." -- New Mexico historic Review

"Exhaustively researched and throughly illuminating." -- Western historic Quarterly

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