The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid

I think it likely that more rubbish has been written about Jesse James than any other minor figure in American history.  Films, books, comic books, plays, all have celebrated this cold blooded murderer and bandit.  Portrayed as a robin hood, stealing from the rich for the poor, or an upholder of chivalry and Southern honor in post Civil War Missouri, James was none of these things,but rather a professional thief who found it convenient to try to gain public sympathy through sensationalist press coverage in Missouri and around the nation. (more…)

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Published in: on September 26, 2010 at 5:29 am  Comments Off on The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid  
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