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  • Mormons and Cowboys, Moonshiners and Klansman: Federal Law Enforcement in the South and West, 1870-1893
  • Stephen Cresswell
  • 2009
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  • Published by: The University of Alabama Press
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In the decades immediately following the Civil War, the United States expanded rapidly. As the nation grew, so too did federal law, moving into areas of citizens’ lives previously regulated by local custom and state and territorial statutes.

In Mormons and Cowboys, Moonshiners and Klansmen, Cresswell uses then moves beyond a case-study approach to illuminate larger questions including the evolution of the American criminal justice system, the relationship of the South and the West to the rest of the nation, the workings of the 19th-century American bureaucracy, and conflict of the local, state, and federal governments. Out of the efforts of early federal marshals came the modern federal justice system, with its firm policy guidelines, its Federal Bureau of Investigation, and its broader powers over the country as a whole.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. 1. The Department of Justice and Federal Law Enforcement
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 2. Enforcing the Enforcement Acts in Northern Mississippi
  2. pp. 19-78
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  1. 3. One Man, One Wife: Combating Polygamy in Utah Territory
  2. pp. 79-132
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  1. 4. Guarding the Treasury in the Southern Highlands: Federal Law Enforcement in Eastern Tennessee
  2. pp. 133-180
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  1. 5. The Anteroom to Statehood: The Justice Department in Arizona Territory
  2. pp. 181-239
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  1. 6. Conclusion
  2. pp. 240-265
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 266-301
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 302-312
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-323
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817382735
Related ISBN(s)
9780817305307, 9780817311865
MARC Record
OCLC
654278930
Pages
334
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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