9780252062339

Bloody Williamson : A Chapter in American Lawlessness

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  • ISBN13:

    9780252062339

  • ISBN10:

    0252062337

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
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Summary

Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the 1870s through the Herrin Massacre of 1922, Ku Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war of the 1920s between the Charlie Birger and Shelton brothers gangs. Paul Angle was fascinated by this more-than-fifty-year history, and his account of violence has become a classic.

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