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Jesse James

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Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers,
Pub. Date:
c1994.
Language:
English
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"Traditionally, Jesse James has been portrayed as a Wild West bandit, a Robin Hood of sorts. But in this meticulously researched, vividly written account of his life, he emerges as far more complicated. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery atmosphere in bitterly divided Missouri, he began at sixteen to fight alongside some of the most savage Confederate guerrillas. When the Civil War ended, his violent path led him into the brutal conflicts of Reconstruction." "We follow James as he places himself squarely in the forefront of the former Confederates' bid to capture political power with his reckless daring, his visibility, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with a rising ex-Confederate editor, John Newman Edwards, who helped shape James's image for their common purpose. In uniting violence and the news media on behalf of a political cause, James was hardly the quaint figure of legend. Rather, as his life played out across the racial divide, the rise of the Klan, and the expansion of the railroads, he was a forerunner of what we have come to call a terrorist."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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9780791017371
9780791017388
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Full title jesse james
Author stiles t j
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subject_facet Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.), James, Jesse, -- 1847-1882, Robbers and outlaws, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements, West (U.S.) -- History
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