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.

By: WILLIAMS, MARY FLOYD.

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xii, 543 pps., frontis; 8vo; blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt; portrait photos; facsimile. [Cowan II, p. 687]. Minor rubbing to lower spine, top edges; corners a bit bumped.

The Vigilance Committees arose in California during the gold rush to carry out swift justice in reaction to crime. The Committee of 1851, lead by William T. Coleman, was the first and was the product of an extra-legal trial to punish a robbery committed by the Sydney Ducks, and other crimes including arson which had gone unpunished by a weak city government.

Title: 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.

Author Name: WILLIAMS, MARY FLOYD.

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Berkeley, University Of California Press: 1921

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine condition

Seller ID: 8568

Keywords: United States History San Francisco California Politics