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Author Massey, Larry L, author.

Title The life and crimes of Railroad Bill : legendary African American desperado / Larry L. Massey.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 RAILROAD BILL MAS    DUE 08-17-20
Description xii, 179 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-179).
Contents Part I. Becoming Railroad Bill : 1. An Eyewitness Interview ; 2. Circus Performer ; 3. Trouble on the Railroad ; 4. The Desperado Wyatt Tate ; 5. The Murder of Marshal Douglass -- Part II. Days of the Desperado : 6. Gunfight at Hurricane Bayou ; 7. Gunfight at Stewart's Barn ; 8. The Death of Mark Stinson ; 9. The Murder of Sheriff Edward McMillan ; 10. Dragnet in the Panhandle ; 11. The Castleberry Chase ; 12. Unintended Victims ; 13. The Death of Railroad Bill ; 14. A Morbid Business -- Conclusion : Endless FolkloreNotes.
Summary For over a year, Railroad Bill eluded sheriffs, private detectives hired by the L&N line, and bounty hunters who traveled across the country to match guns with the legendary desperado. The African American outlaw was wanted on multiple charges of robbery and murder, and rumor had it that he stole from the rich to give to the poor. He terrorized busy train lines from east of Mobile to the Florida Panhandle, but as soon as the lawmen got close, he disappeared into the bayous and pine forests--until one day his luck ran out, and he was gunned down inside a general store in Atmore, Alabama. Litt.
Subject Railroad Bill.
Criminals -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Outlaws -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Crime -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
African American outlaws -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
African American outlaws -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
ISBN 9780813061207 (hardcover)
0813061202 (hardcover)

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