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The Resource A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza

A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza

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A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands
Title
A law for the lion
Title remainder
a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz de la Garza
Title variation
Tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"I find this story interesting and captivating. I think it will be of general interest to the public because the story chronicles an important part of our history. It can serve to gauge the progress we've made in society and in our legal system. I strongly recommend it."--Hon. Raul A. Gonzalez, former Justice, Texas Supreme Court"Esto no es cosa de armas" (this is not a matter for weapons). These were the last words of Don Francisco Gutierrez before Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutierrez. What began as a simple dispute over Allee's unauthorized tenancy on a Gutierrez family ranch near Laredo, Texas, led not only to the slaying of these two prominent Mexican landowners but also to a blatant miscarriage of justice. In this engrossing account of the 1912 crime and the subsequent trial of Allee, Beatriz de la Garza delves into the political, ethnic, and cultural worlds of the Texas-Mexico border to expose the tensions between the Anglo minority and the Mexican majority that propelled the killings and their aftermath. Drawing on original sources, she uncovers how influential Anglos financed a first-class legal team for Allee's defense and also discusses how Anglo-owned newspapers helped shape public opinion in Allee's favor. In telling the story of this long-ago crime and its tragic results, de la Garza sheds new light on the interethnic struggles that defined life on the border a century ago, on the mystique of the Texas Rangers (Allee was said to be a Ranger), and on the legal framework that once institutionalized violence and lawlessness in Texas
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DLC
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De La Garza, Beatriz Eugenia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.L37
LC item number
D4 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Series volume
no. 11
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  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mexican Americans
  • Texas, South
Label
A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [130]-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51518783
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
142 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780292716148
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
A law for the lion : a tale of crime and injustice in the borderlands, Beatriz de la Garza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [130]-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51518783
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
142 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780292716148
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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