History of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851. A Study of Social Control on The California Frontier in The Days of The Gold Rush. Volume XII

Williams, Mary Floyd

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, Ca, 1921
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Title: History of the San Francisco Committee of ...

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, Ca

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition


Original tan wrapper with black lettering on front cover and spine. 6 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches. 543 pages which include 25 pages of index. Deckled edges. Chapters in this copy are, Part I The California Frontier, 1846-1851: The Spanish Inheritance and the American Conquest, Colonel Richard B. Mason, Military Governor, El Dorado, Vox Populi in the mines of California, The struggle for organization, the fabrication of the commonwealth, the failure to establish social control. Part II The San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851: the prelude to the committee of vigilance, the organization of the committee of vigilance, the committee at work, the records of June, James Stuart, outlaw, on the trail of Stuart's companion s, adventures in crime, politics and reorganization the closing months, the summary of methods, '51 to '77, lynch law as a national problem, in retrospect. Copy has 3 black and white illustrations, one of William T. Coleman, one of Samuel Brannan and a facsimile of proclamation by Governor John McDougal relative to the Committee of Vigilance of 1851. Front and back covers are chipped. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. Bookseller Inventory # 017671

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