Bald Knobbers: Chronicles of Vigilante Justice

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At the close of the nineteenth century in the Ozark Plateau, lawlessness ruled. Lawmakers, in bed with moonshiners and bootleggers, fueled local crime and turned a blind eye to egregious wrongdoing. In response, a vigilante force emerged from the Ozark hills: the Bald Knobbers. They formed their own laws and alliances; local ministers donned the Knobber mask and brought "justice" to the hills, lynching suspected bootleggers. As community support and interest grew, reporters wrote curious articles about Knobber exploits. Join Vincent S. Anderson as he uncovers these peculiar reports including trials, lovers' spats ending in coldblooded murder and Ozark vigilante history that inspired a folk legend.
ISBN: 9781626192010
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Missouri
Series: True Crime
Images: 42
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Vincent S. Anderson is a veteran of the US Air Force and librarian living in Gassville, Arkansas. He runs a history blog called Ozarks History and is a member of the Arkansas Genealogical Society and President of the Baxter County Genealogical and Historical Society.
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