Vigilante Wars

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  1. Gregory Primosch says:

    Any DRM-free source for this? Plain-Jane PDF would be ideal.

  2. Festus says:

    Still among the best sources on the vigilante era in San Francisco is the first volume of the memoirs of the young San Francisco banker William Tecumseh Sherman. (Yes, THAT Sherman.) Published just after the Civil War, Sherman’s memories of those years are inflected by the recent rebellion. He really, really understands just how bad vigilantism can be. For Sherman, the link between local vigilantism and secession is direct. Great stuff. Free online from internet archive and many other sources.

  3. Ito Kagehisa says:

    I think the vigilante era might come back, because the police are getting to be more dangerous than the criminals.

  4. johndberry says:

    Please correct the spelling of Holland’s name! It’s “Cecelia,” not “Cecila.” A wonderful writer.

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