Press: Rosen Classroom; 1 edition (January 1, 2004)
Author Name:Collins, Kathleen
In 1862, Jesse James and his brother Frank joined a band of rebels.
Four years later, they were joined by Cole Younger, and they became known as the James Gang.
They committed robbery and murder in many states, but after they robbed a bank in Missouri, the legends about the gang became popular.
Though some thought of the James Gang as heroes who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, eventually Jesse James was killed for reward money.
This fast-paced and interesting account is made all-the-more exciting by the use of primary source images.
About the Author
Kathleen Collins is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and Faculty Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
She has published articles in World Politics, Comparative Politics, the Journal of Democracy, and several edited volumes.
She has received grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the United States Institute for Peace, IREX, and the National Council for Russian, East European and Eurasian Research, among others.
Dr Collins was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2003 for her research.
She has been conducting research throughout Central Asia for eleven years, since 1994.
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