The Texas Rangers in Transition

Written By Charles H. Harris
The Texas Rangers in Transition
  • Publsiher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 25 April 2019
  • ISBN : 0806163658
  • Pages : 656 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Texas Rangers in Transition written by Charles H. Harris which was release on 25 April 2019, this book published by University of Oklahoma Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Official Texas Ranger Bicentennial™ Publication Newly rich in oil money, and all the trouble it could buy, Texas in the years following World War I underwent momentous changes—and those changes propelled the transformation of the state’s storied Rangers. Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler explore this important but relatively neglected period in the Texas Rangers’ history in this book, a sequel to their award-winning The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910–1920. In a Texas awash in booze and oil in the Prohibition years, the Rangers found themselves riding herd on gamblers and bootleggers, but also tasked with everything from catching murderers to preventing circus performances on Sunday. The Texas Rangers in Transition takes up the Rangers’ story at a time of political turmoil, as the largely rural state was rapidly becoming urban. At the same time, law enforcement was facing an epidemic of bank robberies, an increase in organized crime, the growth of the Ku Klux Klan, Prohibition enforcement—new challenges that the Rangers met by transitioning from gunfighters to criminal investigators. Steeped in tradition, reluctant to change, the agency was reduced to its nadir in the depths of the Depression, the victim of slashed appropriations, an antagonistic governor, and mediocre personnel. Harris and Sadler document the further and final change that followed when, in 1935, the Texas Rangers were moved from the governor’s control to the newly created Department of Public Safety. This proved a watershed in the Rangers’ history, marking their transformation into a modern law enforcement agency, the elite investigative force that they remain to this day.

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The Texas Rangers in Transition

The Texas Rangers in Transition
  • Author : Charles H. Harris,Louis R. Sadler
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-25
  • Total pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Official Texas Ranger Bicentennial™ Publication Newly rich in oil money, and all the trouble it could buy, Texas in the years following World War I underwent momentous changes—and those changes propelled the transformation of the state’s storied Rangers. Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler explore this ...

Tracking the Texas Rangers

Tracking the Texas Rangers
  • Author : Bruce A. Glasrud,Harold J. Weiss
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : An anthology of sixteen previously published articles and chapter excerpts, arranged in chronological history, covering key topics of the intrepid and sometimes controversial law officers named the Texas Rangers. Determining the role of the Rangers as the state evolved and what they actually accomplished for the benefit of the state ...

Captain J A Brooks

Captain J A  Brooks
  • Author : Paul N. Spellman
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : "With three other distinguished Ranger captains, Brooks witnessed and helped promote the transformation of the elite Frontier Battalion into the Ranger Force. As a state legislator, he brokered the creation of a South Texas county that bears his name today, and where he served for twenty-eight years as county judge. ...

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
  • Author : John Boessenecker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : The New York Times bestseller! “Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible Ranger to his proper place alongside such fabled lawmen as Wyatt Earp and Eliot Ness. Here is a grand adventure ...

Texas Ranger N O Reynolds the Intrepid

Texas Ranger N  O  Reynolds  the Intrepid
  • Author : Chuck Parsons,Donaly E. Brice
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-15
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Historians Chuck Parsons and Donaly E. Brice present a complete picture of N. O. Reynolds (1846-1922), a Texas Ranger who brought a greater respect for the law in Central Texas. Reynolds began as a sergeant in famed Company D, Frontier Battalion in 1874. He served honorably during the Mason County "Hoo ...

Firearms of the Texas Rangers

Firearms of the Texas Rangers
  • Author : Doug Dukes
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-14
  • Total pages : 648
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : From their founding in the 1820s up to the modern age, the Texas Rangers have shown the ability to adapt and survive. Part of that survival depended on their use of firearms. The evolving technology of these weapons often determined the effectiveness of these early day Rangers. John Coffee “Jack” ...

The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch s Texas Rangers Or The Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico 1846

The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch s Texas Rangers  Or  The Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico  1846
  • Author : Samuel Chester Reid
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859
  • Total pages : 251
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Download or read online The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch s Texas Rangers Or The Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico 1846 written by Samuel Chester Reid, published by which was released on 1859. Get The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch s Texas Rangers Or The Summer ...

In the Line of Duty

In the Line of Duty
  • Author : Lewis C. Rigler,Judyth Wagner Rigler
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : In a career spanning three decades, Ranger Lewis Rigler witnessed an era of great political and social turbulence and change in the state as well as within the Ranger force he had sworn to serve. He investigated kidnappings, murders, strike violence, burglary rings--all manner of cases. Some he solved; others ...

Yours to Command

Yours to Command
  • Author : Harold J. Weiss
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 436
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Captain Bill McDonald's (1852-1918) admirers rank him as one of the great captains of Texas Ranger history. His detractors see him as an irresponsible lawman who precipitated violence, hungered for publicity, and related tall tales that cast himself in the hero's role. This title seeks to find the true Bill ...

Captain John H Rogers Texas Ranger

Captain John H  Rogers  Texas Ranger
  • Author : Paul N. Spellman
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Spellman now presents the first full-length biography of this enigmatic man."....

A Texas Ranger And Frontiersman The Days Of Buck Barry In Texas 1845 1906

A Texas Ranger And Frontiersman  The Days Of Buck Barry In Texas 1845 1906
  • Author : James Buckner Barry
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : “Although Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett were more celebrated, Buck Barry did as much or more to tame the Old Southwest. During a long and useful life he was a professional soldier, stock farmer, sheriff, and member of the legislature. His memoirs are never dull, and no wonder. In 1845 young ...

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
  • Author : James K. Greer
  • Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 237
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : "Centennial series of the Association Former Students, Texas A & M Univ. ; no. 50." Hay's colorful reputation and a host of nicknames earned during battles....

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
  • Author : Walter Prescott Webb
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-22
  • Total pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition....

Riding Lucifer s Line

Riding Lucifer s Line
  • Author : James R. Alexander,Bob Alexander
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 404
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : The Texas-Mexico border is trouble. Haphazardly splashing across the meandering Rio Grande into Mexico is—or at least can be—risky business, hazardous to one's health and well-being. Kirby W. Dendy, the Chief of Texas Rangers, corroborates the sobering reality: “As their predecessors for over one hundred forty years before ...

Texas Ranger John B Jones and the Frontier Battalion 1874 1881

Texas Ranger John B  Jones and the Frontier Battalion  1874 1881
  • Author : Rick Miller
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 401
  • ISBN : 0806163658
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Summary : Winner of the Wild West History Association Best Book Award In 1874, the Texas legislature created the Frontier Battalion, the first formal, budgeted organization as an arm of state government of what historically had been periodic groups loosely referred to as Texas Rangers. Initially created to combat the menace of repeated ...