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Jesse James and the First Missouri Train Robbery

by Beights, Ronald
Publisher: Pelican
Retail Price: $15.50
Issue: Fall 2002
ISBN: 1589800192

Anti-Confederate sentiment and the political backlash against Reconstruction further divided the war-torn state of Missouri. As leaders took measures against those who had served the South during the war, southern supporters like Frank and Jesse James utilized the violent skills the war taught them to start a life of crime.

review of Jesse James and the First Missouri Train Robbery, by Beights, Ronald, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2002).