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A Decent Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes

by Allen, Frederick
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $34.95
Issue: Spring 2005
ISBN: 0806136375

During the early weeks of 1864, in the goldmining towns of southwest Montana, vigilantes hanged more than 21 men including a corrupt sheriff. Frederick Allen tells the story of how the region's crude justice system became uncontrollable and resulted in the lynching of even more men, some of whom were not guilty of a crime.

review of A Decent Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes, by Allen, Frederick, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2005).