Pirates of the Prairie : Outlaws and Vigilantes in America's Heartland Hardback
by Ken Lizzio
The dramatic story of outlaws and vigilantes on the American frontier invariably calls to mind the Wild West of the latter nineteenth century.
Yet, there was an earlier frontier, Illinois, that was every bit as wild and lawless as Dodge City or Tombstone.
Posses were formed; outlaws were swept from their lairs and whipped, shot, or hanged.
Sometimes the miscreants got their just desserts; other times, the use of public tribunals to enact personal vendettas led to abuses, even chaos.
Pirates of the Prairie brings the story of these wild times to life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, 12 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 01/09/2018
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781493036592