Lone Star Justice The First Century of the Texas Rangers (EPUB)
Robert M. Utley ï 8 free downloadVery fun and easy ead of Texas Rangers One thing to Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know remember when they talk about Mexican bandits most of the time it is Mexicananchers getting back Nana s cattle But it shows the formation of a suad of justice that eventually formed the calvary used by guys like JEB Stewart This is an excellent history of the Texas Rangers and how they evolved into the GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany responsibilities of protecting citizens of Texas first as a Republic and then as a state What provided the Rangers their success when others had failed was the adoption of the Colt six shooter as their gun of choice Mexicans indians and the malcontents they faced had nothing in their arsenal to match this weaponThe story is not all favorable Racism wasampant as well as their being used to fight The Formation Of Unions They Were Often formation of unions They were often uick to dispense justice by the gun ather than taking the time and effort to see a situation for what it "really wasGreat history and excellent writing Like all frontiers Texas from its "wasGreat history and excellent writing Like all frontiers Texas from its days attracted its share of adventurers speculators scoundrels thieves and efugees from debt the sheriff
Or A Shrewish Wife Buta shrewish wife But made it uniue among American frontiers was the Big Bad Detective Agency raiding horse Indian tribes who swept down out of the Panhandle and New Mexico and even after Annexation seemed unable to understand that Texans and Americans were one and the same and the Mexicanaiders some with official sanction others merely civilian opportunists who The Placer repeatedly made incursions across the Rio Grande To meet these as early as 1823 one Lt Moses Morrison who conferred hi. A splendid indeed brilliant new work by an outstanding historian of the American Wes. Sank isn t explained "Mustered A Force Of 10 "a force of 10 described as paid volunteers to serve as militia till harvest called them to their fields By 1826 Austin s colony alone consisted of six militia districts though Utley admits there s no evidence that his written plans for Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism ranging units ever came to fruition But with the introduction of the Paterson Colt five shooter and its proof in battle at Walker Creek in 1844 the Texas Rangers came into their own as defenders of the settlers against enemiesed and brownIn an adaptation of the Carlylean great men theory of history Utley tells the story of the corps primarily by way of its captains many great some not so very He shows how the Rangers proved themselves against the Indians and in Republican days the Mexicans came to national prominence through their service in the Mexican War supplemented the inadeuate and often ineffectual efforts of the US Army to protect the people of the Lone Star State took over frontier defense altogether in the chaotic years of the Civil War and then after 1874 became an official arm
of law enforcementlaw enforcement effect the very first example of what we
Know Today As State Policetoday as state police in that capacity dealt with feudists fence cutters outlaws enegade Indians out of the Nations and still Mexicans The one great omission in his story and he admits his notes contained many stories that never made it to the final draft lies in the fact that as above mentioned early Texas was a sanctuary for lawless Anglos as well as a target for non white troubles possibly of one than any other similar. T Howard Lamar author of The New Encyclopedia of the American West Sterling Prof. .
Region being for over two decades either a Mexican possession or an independent epublic where US law s writ didn t un and American officers couldn t function I don t doubt that many of these in effect early outlaws made their share of mischief in antebellum Texas yet the book includes nothing about Ranger efforts if any to deal with them which is why I give it only four stars It s possible there are other volumes around that emedy this discrepancy but I haven t ead them yet if and when I do I may have something to say about them Still I found it a valuable and informative book and one that anyone interested in the history of early Texas should ead What I liked about the book is that Utley tells it like it was I grew up idolizing the Rangers because in the movies they were always the good guys Utley tells their early story warts and allI learned much about the Rangers For example they started or less as a citizen militia to fight Comanches and then the Mexicans during the Texas War
for independence theyIndependence They that way gradually becoming concerned with the Comanche and Kiowa than with the Mexicans after the war with the US in 1848By 1875 the Comanche and Kiowas had been defeated and the Rangers became the law enforcement agency we know today In that ole they earned the fame they deserveI started to ead Utley many years ago and found this volume "at a used book store Started eading last week Initially it was difficult to put down Excellent Informative Helps "a used book store Started eading last week Initially it was difficult to put down Excellent Informative Helps uench the thirst for Ranger historyFinally finished this book It was a slow slog. Essor Emeritus of History at Yale UniversityA thorough joba fine book Larry McMurt. .
Robert M. Utley
Robert M. Utley