THE HISTORY OF VIRGIL A. STEWART AND HIS ADVENTURE in Capturing and Exposing the Great "Western Land Pirate" and His Gang, in Connection with the Evidence. H. R. Howard, compiler.
THE HISTORY OF VIRGIL A. STEWART AND HIS ADVENTURE in Capturing and Exposing the Great "Western Land Pirate" and His Gang, in Connection with the Evidence

THE HISTORY OF VIRGIL A. STEWART AND HIS ADVENTURE in Capturing and Exposing the Great "Western Land Pirate" and His Gang, in Connection with the Evidence

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Orig. pub. New York 1836. Reprinted 1976. vii, 237 pp., new intro. Item #51
ISBN: 9780871522160

This narrative relates the adventures of Virgil A. Stewart in exposing and capturing John A. Murrell, the "Great Western Land Pirate," and his gang, a large association of thieves who were stealing and reselling slaves throughout the territory of Mississippi in the 1830s, and who were also thought to be involved in the planning of a massive slave insurrection. The tale provides a record of a state of mass hysteria which led to a number of illegal executions, including the "trials, confessions, and execution" of five professional gamblers by the citizens of Vicksburg in 1835.

Price: $25.00

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