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Author Arellano, Lisa, 1968-

Title Vigilantes and lynch mobs : narratives of community and nation / Lisa Arellano.

Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2012.
 Law Library - First Floor  HV6457 .A74 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 190 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Originally presented as the author's dissertation at Stanford University.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-181) and index.
Contents From street brawls to heroism : the official vigilante histories -- Heroic stories : vigilante ideals and lynching truths -- John/the victim/the heathen : Hubert Howe Bancroft and the making of western heroism -- Narrative revisions and the end of the vigilante ideal -- Conclusion : living in, and with, the past.
Subject Lynching -- United States.
Vigilantes -- United States.
ISBN 9781439908440 (cloth : alk. paper)
1439908443 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439908457 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1439908451 (pbk. : alk. paper)