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A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes

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A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes

A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes
University of Oklahoma Press | November 8, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0806136375 | 496 pages | PDF | 4.6 MB

The deadliest campaign of vigilante justice in American history erupted in the Rocky Mountains during the Civil War when a private army hanged twenty-one troublemakers. Hailed as great heroes at the time, the Montana vigilantes are still revered as founding fathers.Combing through original sources, including eye-witness accounts never before published, Frederick Allen concludes that the vigilantes were justified in their early actions, as they fought violent crime in a remote corner beyond the reach of government.