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Bald Knobbers

Author : Vincent S. Anderson
ISBN : 9781625846709
Genre : History
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At the close of the nineteenth century in the Ozark Plateau, lawlessness ruled. Lawmakers, in bed with moonshiners and bootleggers, fueled local crime and turned a blind eye to egregious wrongdoing. In response, a vigilante force emerged from the Ozark hills: the Bald Knobbers. They formed their own laws and alliances; local ministers donned the Knobber mask and brought "justice" to the hills, lynching suspected bootleggers. As community support and interest grew, reporters wrote curious articles about Knobber exploits. Join Vincent S. Anderson as he uncovers these peculiar reports including trials, lovers' spats ending in coldblooded murder and Ozark vigilante history that inspired a folk legend.
Category: History

Bald Knobbers

Author : Elmo Ingenthron
ISBN : 9781455600540
Genre : History
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In the 1880s, the Ozark hills around Taney County, Missouri, echoed with the sound of Winchester rifles. Men were lynched from tree limbs by masked night riders. Bundles of switches were tossed on the porches of "loose" men and women as a grim warning to reform or leave the area. In this action-filled saga of the notorious eight-year career of the vigilantes, journalist Mary Hartman and historian Elmo Ingenthron have produced the most comprehensive account of the Bald Knobber era. They trace the roots of the group in the region's border struggles during the Civil War, and examine the organization of anti-Bald Knobbers which sprang up to oppose them. Giant Nat Kinney founded the Bald Knobbers, and led them in their violent campaign for law and order. Andrew Coggburn wrote satirical songs to infuriate Kinney and the other vigilantes. Seventeen-year-old Billy Walker murdered an innocent family and was hanged by the beleaguered authorities. Five opponents of the Bald Knobbers vowed to kill Nat Kinney, and played cards to decide who would do the deed. Elmo Ingenthron was an Ozarks historian, and collected Bald Knobbers lore for more than thirty-five years. Mary Hartman is a veteran journalist and freelance writer.
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The Bald Knobbers A Romantic And Historical Novel

Author : Clyde Edwin Tuck
ISBN : 1230292667
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. A SOCIAL GATHERING ON BUZZARD RIDGE January was ushered in with a furious snowstorm, somewhat belated but none the less welcome, for it was the first one of much consequence of the winter. It spread a deep mantle of ermine over the valley through which White River flowed with a muffled sound. Beaver, Bee and Swan creeks, edged with ice, marked their winding courses, like ropes of steel, far between the mountains, whose rugged steeps were now completely wrapped with white blankets. How pure the air was, pervaded with ozone that toned the nerves like wine! What a deep silence settled over all! No wind stirred the clean, naked limbs of the towering sycamores or disturbed the snow-laden boughs of the pines on the crest of the ridges, whose outlines were clearly drawn against the intensely blue dome of the sky. The dark cedars stood in lines on the brow of the mountains, silent as sentinels, guarding the peaceful valleys below. There was little evidence of life in the Ozarks on the morning after the snow had ceased falling, save here and there might be seen a thin column of blue smoke ascending from some lone cabin. There was no shout of human voice, no low of wandering rattle, no melancholy bleat of sheep, no eager bark of hound or cur, no lusty crow of chanticleer. It was a scene of magnificence. A time for reflection; a time for the harvest of the mind. Nature had granted a respite to the toilers in the daily tread-mill of existence, and had given to weary humanity an opportunity both to rest and to reflect. But few, how few, take advantage of such times to devote the hours of seclusion to the purification of the mind with cheerful and wholesome thoughts! At such times how many possess a nature esthetic enough to properly...

The Bald Knobbers A Romantic And Historical Novel

Author : Clyde Edwin Tuck
ISBN : 0469388420
Genre : Fiction
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Paths Of Resistance

Author : David R. Thelen
ISBN : 0195365119
Genre : History
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The years between 1865 and 1920 were eventful ones for the sake of Missouri. It was not only the time of Jesse James, Scott Joplin, and Mark Twain, of progressive governors Joseph Folk and Herbert Hadley, of the first general strike in St. Louis and some especially vicious vigilante activity, it was also the time when Missouri, like many other states, was being transformed by the tides of industrialism and economic growth. This social history examines the social and economic forces that resisted economic development in Missouri. Here, Thelen explores the various ways that people attempted to maintain their values and dignity in the face of overwhelming new economic, cultural, and political pressures, and analyzes the grassroots patterns that emerged in response to rapid social change. Thelen, who is one of the leading historians of the Progressive period in America, contends that people found their strength not in class solidarity or other Marxist responses but in what he calls "the resistance of folk memories", which allowed them to call upon the best elements of their collective past to help them cope with the new situation.
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Ozarks Land And Life P

Author : Milton D. Rafferty
ISBN : 161075302X
Genre : Natural history
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"The Ozark Mountains reach into Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, forming a region with great natural beauty and a distinctive cultural and historical landscape. This comprehensive volume, a fully updated edition of a beloved classic, reaches into history, anthropology, economics, and geography to explore the complex relationships between the Ozarks' people and land through times of profound change. Drawing on more than thirty years of research, field observations, and interviews, Rafferty examines this subject matter through a range of topics: the settlement patterns and material cultures of Native Americans, French, Scotch-Irish, Germans, Italians, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in the region; population growth; the guerrilla warfare and battles of the Civil War; the cultural transformations wrought by railroads, roads, mass media, and modern communication systems; the discovery, development, and decline of the great mining districts; the various forms of agriculture and the felling of the region's vast forests; and the built landscape, from log cabins to Victorian mansions to strip malls. This new edition also explores the new and potent forces which have reshaped the region over the last twenty years: tourism and the growing service industry, suburbanization, rapid population growth and retirement living, and agribusiness. Lavishly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, maps, and charts."--Publisher's description.
Category: Natural history

The Other Missouri History

Author : Thomas Morris Spencer
ISBN : 0826264301
Genre : History
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The essays in The Other Missouri History explore a wide range of topics in Missouri social history. By dealing with the lives of ordinary Missourians, these pieces examine the effects of significant social and economic change at all levels of society. With a broader scope in Missouri history than previous studies, this book demonstrates how Missourians have been affected by issues of race, class, and gender. Gregg Andrews's essay, "The Racial Politics of Reconstruction in Ralls County, 1865-1870," examines how race shaped the political culture in Ralls County during the Reconstruction Era. Andrews argues that race-baiting was used prominently by editors of the Ralls County Record to discredit Radicals in the county and was perhaps the most powerful political weapon that conservatives and later Democrats could use to gain the allegiance of voters. Farmers are another popular topic for those practicing the "other Missouri history." Michael J. Steiner's "The Failure of Alliance/Populism in Northern Missouri" provides insight into the economic and rhetorical reasons for the failure of Populism in Missouri. Steiner contends that white farmers in northern Missouri were happy with the status quo and rejected calls for radical reform and major change in the agricultural economy. Women began to become active in public life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Janice Brandon-Falcone's "Constance Runcie and the Runcie Club of St. Joseph" examines the first two decades of an important women's club that still exists in St. Joseph, Missouri. Also included in The Other Missouri History are essays by Deborah J. Henry, Daniel A. Graff, Bonnie Stepenoff, Robert Faust, and Amber R. Clifford. Because of the diverse issues addressed, this volume will appeal to general readers of Missouri and Midwestern history, as well as to those who teach courses in history and have sought a supplemental text.
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Pre Statehood History Of Missouri

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230664637
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Bald Knobbers, Claude Charles Du Tisne, Etienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, Fort Bellefontaine, Fort Carondelet, Fort Osage, Fort Zumwalt Park, Great Osage Trail, Jean Pierre Chouteau, Louisiana (New Spain), Philip Francois Renault, Pierre Laclede, Rene Auguste Chouteau, Tallmadge Amendment, Three Flags Day, Treaties of Portage des Sioux, Treaty of Fontainebleau (1762), Treaty of Fort Clark. Excerpt: Rene Auguste Chouteau (September 7, 1749 or September 26, 1750 in New Orleans, Louisiana - February 24, 1825 in St. Louis, Missouri), also known as Auguste Chouteau, was founder of St. Louis, Missouri, a successful fur trader and a politician. He and his partner had a monopoly for many years of fur trade with the large Osage tribe on the Missouri River. In addition, he had numerous business interests in St. Louis and was well-connected with the various rulers: French, Spanish and American. On September 20, 1748, Marie-Therese Bourgeois married Rene Auguste Chouteau, who had recently immigrated from France to Louisiana. Rene Chouteau was described as an innkeeper, liquor dealer, and pastry chef. He was born in the village of L'Hermenault in September 1723, and was nearly ten years older than Bourgeois. Auguste Chouteau was the only child of Marie-Therese and Rene, born in either September 1749 or September 1750. The elder Chouteau purportedly abused Marie Therese, resulting in her return to the convent (along with her son, Auguste Chouteau) where she had lived prior to her marriage. By 1758, Marie Therese (known as Madame Chouteau or Widow Chouteau) had met and began living with Pierre de Laclede Liguest (commonly known as Laclede) in a common-law marriage. Kieran Doherty suggests that Laclede informally adopted Auguste Chouteau, providing him with an education in one of the Catholic schools of New Orleans....

Ozark Pioneers

Author : Vickie Layton Cobb
ISBN : 9781439629956
Genre : History
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In the early 1800s, rugged and self-sufficient pioneers left their native homelands to tame the wild Ozark territory. These early settlers left their mark on history, as they settled Taney County, and became Missouri's first families. With family stories and photographs passed down from generation to generation, Ozark Pioneers shares the experiences of the first residents of the area. Family names such as Allen, Coggburn, Smith, Whorton, Layton, Bollinger, Brittain, and Rittenhouse appear throughout the history of Taney County, demonstrating the roots and growth of the wild Ozark territory. From the bloody days of battle in the Civil War, to the continuous fight against the outlaws in the Bald Knobber era, these pages detail the courage, hardships, and strength of theses founding families in an untamed land.
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The Insiders Guide To Branson And The Ozark Mountains

Author : Fred Pfister
ISBN : 1573800856
Genre : Travel
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Music theaters, lakes and rivers, retirement, outlet shopping, outdoor recreation, scenic daytrips, fishing and hunting, them parks and nightlife.
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Federal Justice In Western Missouri

Author : Lawrence Harold Larsen
ISBN : UOM:39015032295993
Genre : Law
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In Federal Justice in Western Missouri, Lawrence H. Larsen masterfully combines legal and historical research to offer the first systematic, full-scale study of a federal district court. Larsen's stimulating analysis of federal courts at work over the course of nearly 150 years, as well as his treatment of the individual judges who were dedicated to dispensing justice, conveys the extent of the sweeping changes that have occurred in the role and scope of the United States government and its courts. Attorneys, jurists, and legal scholars, as well as anyone with an interest in Missouri history, will relish this important work.
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The Spiritual History Of Branson Land Of The Osage

Author : Gaye Newman Lisby
ISBN : 9781257030569
Genre : Religion
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The Spiritual History of Branson-Land of the Osage is a result of years of research and prophetic intercession. The book chronicles the fascinating history of the "land between the rivers," and explores the prophetic promises for this region. It uncovers strongholds and sins of the past which restrict the growth of the Church today. It is a call to repentance and a call to arms. This expanded, updated and revised work includes prophetic dreams, redemptive threads and verifiable prophetic utterances including the truth about a prophecy attributed to Corrie ten Boom. Perhaps you have been drawn by God's Spirit to this "land between the rivers." Perhaps there is a sense of awe and anticipation within your heart. Perhaps you were brought here for such a time as this. Perhaps . . . The Spiritual History of Branson--Land of the Osage gives reason for the "perhaps."
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Insiders Guide To Branson And The Ozark Mountains

Author : Fred Pfister
ISBN : 0762729988
Genre : Travel
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02 Find the scoop on the entire local entertainment scene, the best places to stay and to eat, as well as how to get the most out of the surrounding Ozark Mountains--such as hunting, hiking, camping, and fishing--and the charming older towns to be found in the region. Find the scoop on the entire local entertainment scene, the best places to stay and to eat, as well as how to get the most out of the surrounding Ozark Mountains--such as hunting, hiking, camping, and fishing--and the charming older towns to be found in the region.
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Heroes In The Night

Author : Tea Krulos
ISBN : 9781613747780
Genre : Social Science
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On a frigid March night, journalist Tea Krulos shivered in a Milwaukee park, waiting for a masked crimefighter. Finally the Watchman arrived, not in a Batmobile or swinging from a web shooter, but driving a tan, four-door Pontiac. He was in costume, of course—a trenchcoat, motorcycle gloves, army boots, a domino mask, and a red hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with a “W” logo. The two had spoken before on the phone, but never face-to-mask. By the end of the interview, Krulos wasn’t sure if the Watchman was delightfully eccentric or completely crazy. But he was going to find out. Heroes in the Night traces Krulos’s journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes, random citizens who have adopted comic-book style personas and hit the streets to fight injustice—helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or patroling their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. By day, these modern Clark Kents work as dishwashers, pencil pushers, and executives in Fortune 500 companies. But by night, only the Shadow knows. Well, the Shadow and Tea Krulos. Through historic research, extensive interviews, and many long hours walking on patrol in Brooklyn and Seattle, San Diego and Minneapolis, Krulos discovered what being a RLSH is all about. Heroes in the Night profiles dozens of RLSHs and shares not only their shining, triumphant moments, but some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters as well. Tea Krulos is a freelance journalist and creator of the blog “Heroes in the Night.” He lives in Arcadia, Florida.
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The Bald Knobbers

Author : Harvey N. Castleman
ISBN : 1258980770
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This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

Bald Knobber

Author : Robert Sergel
ISBN : 0999193511
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A boy's book report on Reconstruction Era vigilantes known as the Bald Knobbers sends him on a quest for justice.
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Wyatt Earp A Vigilante Life

Author : Andrew C. Isenberg
ISBN : 9781429945479
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Finalist for the 2014 Weber-Clements Book Prize for the Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a beacon of rough cowboy justice in the tumultuous American West. The subject of dozens of films, he has been invoked in battles against organized crime (in the 1930s), communism (in the 1950s), and al-Qaeda (after 2001). Yet as the historian Andrew C. Isenberg reveals in Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, the Hollywood Earp is largely a fiction—one created by none other than Earp himself. The lawman played on-screen by Henry Fonda and Burt Lancaster is stubbornly duty-bound; in actuality, Earp led a life of impulsive lawbreaking and shifting identities. When he wasn't wearing a badge, he was variously a thief, a brothel bouncer, a gambler, and a confidence man. As Isenberg writes, "He donned and shucked off roles readily, whipsawing between lawman and lawbreaker, and pursued his changing ambitions recklessly, with little thought to the cost to himself, and still less thought to the cost, even the deadly cost, to others." By 1900, Earp's misdeeds had caught up with him: his involvement as a referee in a fixed heavyweight prizefight brought him national notoriety as a scoundrel. Stung by the press, Earp set out to rebuild his reputation. He spent his last decades in Los Angeles, where he befriended Western silent film actors and directors. Having tried and failed over the course of his life to invent a better future for himself, in the end he invented a better past. Isenberg argues that even though Earp, who died in 1929, did not live to see it, Hollywood's embrace of him as a paragon of law and order was his greatest confidence game of all. A searching account of the man and his enduring legend, and a book about our national fascination with extrajudicial violence, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life is a resounding biography of a singular American figure.
Category: Biography & Autobiography