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Law in the American West

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  1. In Cold Storage
    In 1973 the small southwest Nebraska railroad town of McCook became the unlikely scene of a grisly murder. More than forty years later, author James W. Hewitt returns to the scene and unearths new details about what happened.... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2015
    Paperback | £12.99
  2. Sunflower Justice
    Until recently, American legal historiography focused almost solely on national government. Although much of Kansas law reflects U.S. law, the state court’s arbitrary powers over labor-management conflicts, yellow dog contracts,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2014
    Hardback | £50.00
  3. Called to Justice
    Early in his judicial career, U.S. District Judge Warren K. Urbom was assigned a yearlong string of criminal trials arising from a seventy-one-day armed standoff between the American Indian Movement and federal law enforcement at... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2012
    Hardback | £28.99
  4. Slipping Backward
    Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court, written by one of the state’s leading legal minds, is the first history of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the first book-length study of a Great Plains supreme court.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2010
    Paperback | £19.99
  5. Women Who Kill Men
    The period 1870–1958 was revolutionary in the lives of women. Society’s shifting perceptions of women and their role were apparent in the courtroom. Women Who Kill Men analyzes eighteen sensational cases of women on trial... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2009
    Hardback | £35.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  6. Law and Order in Buffalo Bill's Country
    Celebrated accounts of lawless towns that relied on the extra-legal justice of armed citizens and hired gunmen are part of the enduring cultural legacy of the American West. This image of the frontier has been fueled for more... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2009
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Imperfect Victories
    The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has borne more than its fair share of the burden created by the federal government’s wildly vacillating Indian policy. Mark R. Scherer’s Imperfect Victories provides a detailed examination of the... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2009
    Paperback | £14.99
  8. The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854
    The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854 turns upside down the traditional way of thinking about one of the most important laws ever passed in American history. The act that created Nebraska and Kansas also, in effect, abolished the Missouri... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2008
    Paperback | £23.99
  9. The Trial of Indian Joe
    On the night of 16 October 1892, a double homicide occurred on Otay Mesa in San Diego County near the Mexican border. The two victims were an elderly couple, John and Wilhelmina Geyser, who lived on a farm on the edge of the mesa.... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2007
    Paperback | £15.99
  10. Slipping Backward
    Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court, written by one of the state’s leading legal minds, is the first history of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the first book-length study of a Great Plains supreme court.... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2007
    Hardback | £19.99
  11. Practicing Law in Frontier California
    In Practicing Law in Frontier California Gordon Morris Bakken combines collective biography with an analysis of the function of the bar in a rapidly changing socioeconomic setting. Drawing on manuscript collections, Bakken considers... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2006
    Paperback | £23.99
  12. Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock
    Landmark court cases in the history of formal U.S. relations with Indian tribes are Corn Tassel, Standing Bear, Crow Dog, and Lone Wolf. Each exemplifies a problem or a process as the United States defined and codified its politics... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1999
    Paperback | £15.99
  13. A Germ of Goodness
    For most of the ninety-three years between 1851, when the California State Legislature faced the problem of what to do with criminals, until 1944, when it finally organized the state's four prisons into one adult penal system,... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1991
    Hardback | £43.00