By Beatriz de la Garza
"Esto no es cosa de armas" (this isn't really an issue for weapons). those have been the final phrases of Don Francisco Gutiérrez sooner than Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutiérrez. What all started as an easy dispute over Allee's unauthorized tenancy on a Gutiérrez relations ranch close to Laredo, Texas, led not just to the slaying of those well known Mexican landowners but in addition to a blatant miscarriage of justice.
In this engrossing account of the 1912 crime and the next trial of Allee, Beatriz de l. a. Garza delves into the political, ethnic, and cultural worlds of the Texas-Mexico border to reveal the tensions among the Anglo minority and the Mexican majority that propelled the killings and their aftermath. Drawing on unique assets, she uncovers how influential Anglos financed a first class criminal workforce for Allee's safeguard and likewise discusses how Anglo-owned newspapers assisted in shaping public opinion in Allee's prefer. In telling the tale of this long-ago crime and its tragic effects, de los angeles Garza sheds new gentle at the interethnic struggles that outlined existence at the border a century in the past, at the mystique of the Texas Rangers (Allee used to be acknowledged to be a Ranger), and at the felony framework that when institutionalized violence and lawlessness in Texas.
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