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Bloody Williamson
by Paul M. Angle and John Y. Simon




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Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the 1870s through the Herrin Massacre of 1922, Ku Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war of the 1920s between the Charlie Birger and Shelton brothers gangs. Paul Angle was fascinated by this more-than-fifty-year history, and his account of violence has become a classic.

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Overview

Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the 1870s through the Herrin Massacre of 1922, Ku Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war of the 1920s between the Charlie Birger and Shelton brothers gangs. Paul Angle was fascinated by this more-than-fifty-year history, and his account of violence has become a classic.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780252062339
  • ISBN-10: 0252062337
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publish Date: December 1992
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.37 x 1.02 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds

Series: Prairie State Books

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