Pinkertons: Policing labor in the American West

Written December 2, 2015   Policing in the American West began as corporate security in the mid-1800s. The philosophies that shaped that initial endeavor were a powerful force in American policing nationally, through the 19020s and into the early 30s. The first big businesses in the West were the railroads, crossing wildernesses that, for their … Continue reading Pinkertons: Policing labor in the American West