Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

10-1970

Abstract

For more than four decades, through the media of folklore, oral tradition, and motion pictures, the turmoil which erupted in the 1870's in Lincoln County, Territory of New Mexico, has been depicted as a dramatic collision of strong-willed personalities, the most notable of whom was William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid. Even historical literature, with the exception of specialized studies, often presented romanticized versions of that controversial event. For these reasons the publication of Maurice Garland Fulton's History of the Lincoln County War has answered the need for a definitive, objective account of the turbulence in southeastern New Mexico which had national and international repercussions.

Comments

Original published version available at https://www.jstor.org/stable/30238110

First Page

279

Last Page

280

Publication Title

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Included in

History Commons

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.