Andrew R. Graybill
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (November 1, 2007)
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within the past due 19th century, the Texas Rangers and Canada’s North-West fastened Police have been shaped to carry the resource-rich hinterlands at both finish of the good Plains lower than governmental keep watch over. local and rural peoples frequently came across themselves squarely within the direction of this westward enlargement and the legislation enforcement brokers that led the best way. although separated through approximately thousand miles, the Rangers and Mounties played approximately exact services, together with subjugating Indigenous teams; dispossessing peoples of combined ancestry; protecting the valuables of massive cattlemen; and policing business disputes. but the potential during which the 2 forces accomplished those ends sharply diverged; while the Rangers frequently trusted violence, the Mounties often exercised restraint, a incontrovertible fact that highlights many of the primary modifications among the U.S. and Canadian Wests. Policing the good Plains offers the 1st comparative historical past of the 2 most renowned constabularies on the earth.