Mountain Meadows Massacre: Collected Legal Papers (2 volume set signed by two of the editors). Richard E. Turley Jr., Janiece L. Johnson, LaJean Purcell Carruth.
Mountain Meadows Massacre: Collected Legal Papers (2 volume set signed by two of the editors)

Mountain Meadows Massacre: Collected Legal Papers (2 volume set signed by two of the editors)

United States of America: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 1160pp. Quarto [26cm]; red cloth covered boards in original dust-jacket. The covers are cocked (however when placed on the shelf, they are supported and look just fine). In dust jackets with minor surface rubbing.

This copy is signed by Turley and Carruth on the title page of volume 1. Very good minus / very good +. Item #61489
ISBN: 9780806157238

From the publisher:

On September 11, 1857, a group of Mormons aided by Paiute Indians brutally murdered some 120 men, women, and children traveling through a remote region of southwestern Utah. Within weeks, news of the atrocity spread across the United States. But it took until 1874—seventeen years later—before a grand jury finally issued indictments against nine of the perpetrators. Mountain Meadows Massacre chronicles the prolonged legal battle to gain justice for the victims.

The editors of this two-volume collection combed public and private manuscript collections across the United States to reconstruct the complex legal proceedings that occurred in the massacre’s aftermath. The documents they unearthed, transcribed and presented here, cover a nearly forty-year history of investigation and prosecution—from the first reports of the massacre in 1857 to the dismissal of the last indictment against a perpetrator in 1896. Volume 1 tells the first half of the story: the records of the investigations into the massacre and transcriptions of all nine indictments, eight of which never resulted in a trial conviction. Volume 2 details the legal proceedings against the one man indicted to go to trial, John D. Lee. The editors have made the extensive transcripts of Lee’s trials available at their accompanying website. Lee’s trials led to his confession and conviction, and ultimately to his execution on the massacre site in 1877, all documented here in Volume 2.

Historians have long debated the circumstances surrounding the Mountain Meadows Massacre, one of the most disturbing and controversial events in American history, and painful questions linger to this day. This invaluable, exhaustively researched collection allows readers the opportunity to form their own conclusions about the forces behind this dark moment in western U.S. history.

Price: $150.00