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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, anIn 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...

Title : Hell on the Range: A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West
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ISBN : 9780300137361
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Hell on the Range: A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West Reviews

  • Rita
    2018-10-28 18:34

    This book wasn't quite what I expected. Herman goes in to "honor" vs "conscience" in the range wars of early Arizona Territory and follows through with modern day thoughts. There is a lot of good local history which is where my main interest lies. I was a little bogged down in the theorizing, but that's me. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Arizona history and how lines were drawn by upbringing and beliefs.

  • Matt Gaudreau
    2018-11-07 21:38

    much too slow of a read and not that interesting.

  • Daniel
    2018-11-02 16:37

    A good account of the Pleasant Valley War in 1880s in the Arizona Rim Country.