Hell on the Range (Paperback)
A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West (The Lamar Series in Western History)
Yale University Press, 9780300198263, 400pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
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In this lively account of Arizona’s Rim Country War of the 1880s—what others have called "The Pleasant Valley War"—historian Daniel Justin Herman explores a web of conflict involving Mormons, Texas cowboys, New Mexican sheepherders, Jewish merchants, and mixed-blood ranchers. Their story, contends Herman, offers a fresh perspective on Western violence, Western identity, and American cultural history.
At the heart of Arizona’s range war, argues Herman, was a conflict between cowboys’ code of honor and Mormons’ code of conscience. He investigates the sources of these attitudes, tracks them into the early twentieth century, and offers rich insights into the roots of American violence and peace.
Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
About the Author
Daniel Justin Herman is professor of history at Central Washington University. He lives in Ellensburg, Washington.
Praise For Hell on the Range: A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West (The Lamar Series in Western History)…
— Durwood Ball
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