Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk by Keagan LeJeune

By Keagan LeJeune

From the notorious pirate Jean Laffite and the storied couple Bonnie and Clyde, to much less popular bandits like train-robber Eugene Bunch and suspected assassin leather-based Britches Smith, mythical Louisiana Outlaws explores Louisiana's so much interesting fugitives.

In this exciting quantity, Keagan LeJeune attracts from old debts and present folklore to ascertain the explicit moments and felony weather that spawned those memorable characters. He indicates how Laffite embodied Louisiana's shift from an entrenched French and Spanish criminal procedure to an American one, and relates how the infamous teams just like the West and Kimbrell extended family served as neighborhood leaders and legislation officials yet covertly preyed on Louisiana's impartial Strip citizens until eventually electorate took the legislation into their very own palms. Likewise, the bootlegging Dunn brothers in Vinton, he explains, display folks justice's contrast among an appropriate felony act (operating an unlawful moonshine nonetheless) and an unacceptable one (cold-blooded murder).

Recounting every one outlaw's existence, LeJeune additionally considers their reasons for breaking the legislation in addition to their makes an attempt at evading catch. operating from experts and attempting to get away imprisonment or perhaps demise, those women and men usually trusted the aid of normal voters, sympathetic within the face of oppressive and unfair legislation. in the course of the lens of people existence, LeJeune's attractive narrative demonstrates how a justice method capabilities and adjustments and highlights Louisiana's specific demanding situations in adapting a approach of legislation and order to paintings for everyone.

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