Myth of the hanging tree: stories of crime and punishment in territorial New Mexico

Myth of the hanging tree -- Legal hangings and capital punishment in New Mexico -- Two of history's forgotten desperados -- Murder, politics, and justice in frontier New Mexico : the framing of Perfecto Padilla -- The man who was hanged twice -- Witness to a hanging -- Shoot-out at Gallegos Can...

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Main Author: Tórrez, Robert J.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 2008
Online Access: Table of contents only (Verlag)
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:Myth of the hanging tree -- Legal hangings and capital punishment in New Mexico -- Two of history's forgotten desperados -- Murder, politics, and justice in frontier New Mexico : the framing of Perfecto Padilla -- The man who was hanged twice -- Witness to a hanging -- Shoot-out at Gallegos Canyon -- Judicial gems : the art of judicial sentences in territorial New Mexico -- "Young, ignorant, and immoral" : murder by poison at Hillsboro, New Mexico -- Paula Angel : a search for the "only woman ever hanged in New Mexico" -- The old penitentiary : New Mexico's "first new public building"
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-179) and index
Physical Description:X, 186 S. Ill., Kt. 23 cm
ISBN:0826343791
9780826343796