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The Resource A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza

A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza

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A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands
Title
A law for the lion
Title remainder
a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz de la Garza
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.15/23/09764462
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.L37
LC item number
D4 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Series volume
no. 11
Summary expansion
"Esto no es cosa de armas" (this is not a matter for weapons). These were the last words of Don Francisco Gutierrez before Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutierrez. What began as a simple dispute over Allee's unauthorized tenancy on a Gutierrez family ranch near Laredo, Texas, led not only to the slaying of these two prominent Mexican landowners but also to a blatant miscarriage of justice. In this engrossing account of the 1912 crime and the subsequent trial of Allee, Beatriz de la Garza delves into the political, ethnic, and cultural worlds of the Texas-Mexico border to expose the tensions between the Anglo minority and the Mexican majority that propelled the killings and their aftermath. Drawing on original sources, she uncovers how influential Anglos financed a first-class legal team for Allee's defense and also discusses how Anglo-owned newspapers helped shape public opinion in Allee's favor. In telling the story of this long-ago crime and its tragic results, de la Garza sheds new light on the interethnic struggles that defined life on the border a century ago, on the mystique of the Texas Rangers (Allee was said to be a Ranger), and on the legal framework that once institutionalized violence and lawlessness in Texas
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A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [130]-133) and index
Contents
August 1912 -- A matter for weapons -- So great a prejudice -- A jury of his peers -- Epilogue: August 1917
Control code
51518783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
142 p.
Isbn
9780292701892
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156530
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [130]-133) and index
Contents
August 1912 -- A matter for weapons -- So great a prejudice -- A jury of his peers -- Epilogue: August 1917
Control code
51518783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
142 p.
Isbn
9780292701892
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156530
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., map

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