In the west, during the mid to late eighteen hundreds settlers moved out across the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to make a new life for themselves. Law and order were often slow in coming to the settlements and towns that sprung up on the prairie and in the western mountains. Frontier Justice is a collection of western short stories about how justice was dispensed during those days when lawmen, judges, and courts were not always available. There are stories of citizens dispensing justice in the only what they knew. In one story a man attempts to bring law to a small town that had no one to enforce it. Since law officers were often limited to the town or county they served, bounty hunters often chased down the outlaws where other lawmen could not or would not go. The use of a bounty on the heads of the outlaws made this practice worth it as many criminals were captured by the bounty hunter. Although the stories in Frontier Justice are fictional, they show what it took to bring law and order to the frontier. This book is one of several books of short stories by J.E. Terrall about the taming of the West.
Author: J. E. Terrall Publisher: Jan Terrall Published: 07/26/2017 Pages: 254 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.76lbs Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.53d ISBN: 9780996395182