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The Resource A crooked river : rustlers, rangers, and regulars on the lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877, Michael L. Collins

A crooked river : rustlers, rangers, and regulars on the lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877, Michael L. Collins

Label
A crooked river : rustlers, rangers, and regulars on the lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877
Title
A crooked river
Title remainder
rustlers, rangers, and regulars on the lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the turbulent years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, a squall of violence and lawlessness swept through the Nueces Strip and the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas. Cattle rustlers, regular troops, and Texas Rangers, as well as Civil War deserters and other characters of questionable reputation, clashed with Mexicans, Germans, and Indians over unionism, race, livestock, land, and national sovereignty, among other issues. In A Crooked River, Michael L. Collins presents a rousing narrative of these events that reflects perspectives of people on both sides of the Rio Grande. Retracing a path first opened by historian Walter Prescott Webb, A Crooked River reveals parts of the tale that Webb never told. Collins brings a cross-cultural perspective to the role of the Texas Rangers in the continuing strife along the border during the late nineteenth century. He draws on many rare and obscure sources to chronicle the incidents of the period, bringing unprecedented depth and detail to such episodes as the "skinning wars," the raids on El Remolino and Las Cuevas, and the attack on Nuecestown. Along the way, he dispels many entrenched legends of Texas history--in particular, the long-held belief that almost all of the era's cattle thieves were Mexican. A balanced and thorough reevaluation, A Crooked River adds a new dimension to the history of the racial and cultural conflict that defined the border region and that still echoes today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Michael L.
Dewey number
976.4/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F392.R5
LC item number
C649 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)
  • Texas
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Culture conflict
  • Texas, South
  • Mexico
Label
A crooked river : rustlers, rangers, and regulars on the lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877, Michael L. Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: thieves of Bagdad -- The Devil's horsemen -- Old Rip returns -- Escaping Reconstruction -- Skinning wars -- Robb's commission -- Mackenzie's Raiders -- McNelly's Rangers -- Texas Devils -- Crossing the Jordan -- Catching Hell -- Epilogue: postscripts from Purgatory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9780806160085
Lccn
2017041392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028125069
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1019838289
  • 2418649
  • (OCoLC)1019838289
Label
A crooked river : rustlers, rangers, and regulars on the lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877, Michael L. Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: thieves of Bagdad -- The Devil's horsemen -- Old Rip returns -- Escaping Reconstruction -- Skinning wars -- Robb's commission -- Mackenzie's Raiders -- McNelly's Rangers -- Texas Devils -- Crossing the Jordan -- Catching Hell -- Epilogue: postscripts from Purgatory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9780806160085
Lccn
2017041392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028125069
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1019838289
  • 2418649
  • (OCoLC)1019838289

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