Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003, Norman
First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in silver on the spine, xvii [blank], 219 pp., preface, acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, maps, appendices, bibliographical essay, index. Richard W. Etulain, the Series Editor says "... new biography of Isaac C. Parker (1838-1896) provides a thorough study of the nationally recognized judge's twenty year career in the courts of Arkansas. As Brodhead demonstrates, Parker became a major figure in the legal history of the American West. Throughout this superbly researched and clearly organized life story, the author furnishes valuable discussions of Parker's important decisions in his career from 1875 to 1896 as a federal judge in Fort Smith, Arkansas." Parker was known as the "Hanging judge." As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 43819