The Six-Shooter State: Public and Private Violence in American Politics

The Six-Shooter State: Public and Private Violence in American Politics

by Jonathan Obert

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108454148
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Obert is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, where he has taught since 2014. He has published articles on violence, organizational change, and state formation in the US at Law & Social Inquiry, Perspectives on Politics, Studies in American Political Development, and the Journal of Policy History, among others.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Jurisdictional decoupling as institutional change; 3. Bandits, elites, and vigilantes in antebellum Illinois; 4. Pinkertons and police in antebellum Chicago; 5. Racist vigilantism as reform in reconstruction Louisiana; 6. The violent careers of American gunfighters; 7. Conclusion; Index.

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