HIS 216 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Larceny, Shoplifting, White Supremacy

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There was a lot of stealing in the age of larceny, but not every thief (alleged thief) was treated in the same way. Your answer should indicate how they were treated & why. Your answer might refer to the criminal justice system. Although both poor & the rich relied on vigilantism & other extralegal measures, a class dynamic characterized most range ways. Nearby all their conflicts pitted a wealthy cattle owning elite against larger groups of small ranchers, sheepherders, / homesteader. Those who were suspected of reviewing stolen calves were kidnapped & lynching, sometimes it would outraged many residents but was approved by most big stock growers. African-americans accused of theft in the post-civil war south. We have seen many ex of behaviors / actions that meet with violent responses/that are met with a particularly hard line by the gov.

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