Little Rock, Ark. : Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 
Book — 1 online resource (xix, 268 pages) : illustrations
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Beginning: The Black Cup; Chapter 2: Two Men Hanged, Both Cherokees, for Murder; Chapter 3: The Awful Doom
Chapter 4: My Father ... Brought to the Scaffold
Chapter 5: Eight Murderers Tried and Convicted in a U.S. Court
Chapter 6: The Black Cap, The Black Gown: Six Men Atone for Crime
Chapter 7: Doomed: Six Men Condemned to Die at One Time
Chapter 8: Four Men Executions: Murder Cries Aloud for Vengeance
Chapter 9: The Gallows Gets a Two-Year Hiatus.
Chapter 10: A Victim for the Gallows: Hanging Too Good for HimChapter 11: The Law Vindicated
Chapter 12: Five Trapdoor Angels Sent to that Bourne
Chapter 13: Edward Fulsom, Hired Gun or Accidental Accomplice?; Chapter 14: Cattle Drives, Outlaws, and a Hanging; Chapter 15: Three Lives for Six
Chapter 16: Three Down, Three to Go; Chapter 17: Execution of William Phillips; Chapter 18: James Arcine and William Parchmeal; Chapter 19: A New Gallows for New Customers; Chapter 20: Sprole and James Hanged; Chapter 21: Kitt Ross Executed.
Chapter 22: Lust, Revenge, and Bad Tempers Send Four to GallowsChapter 23: Pat McCarty's Respite Expires, And With It, Patrik McCarty; Chapter 24: The Executions of Seaborn Kalijah and Silas Hampton; Chapter 25: Seven Sentenced, Three Hang; Chapter 26: Gus Bogle; Chapter 27: His Boots Were His Downfall; Chapter 28: Three Senseless Murders, Two Hangings; Chapter 29: Broke Their Necks: That's What Hangman Maledon Did
Chapter 30: Gallows Fruit
Chapter 31: Murdered the Fiddler
Chapter 32: John Stansberry Hanged for the Murder of His Wife
Chapter 33: Boudinot Crumpton, a.k.a. Bood BurrisChapter 34: Shepard Busby Hangs for the Murder of Deputy Connelly; Chapter 35: Bowing and Smiling, John Thorton Marches Forth
Chapter 36: Lewis Holder, The Slayer of George M. Bickford
Chapter 37: The Execution of John Pointer; Chapter 38: The Execution of Crawford Goldsby, a.k.a. Cherokee Bill; Chapter 39: Webber Isaacs, Mollie King, Berry Foreman, and George and John Pierce; Chapter 40: The Buck Gang: Ten-Day Terrors; Chapter 41: The Last Man to Go: James Calvin Casherego; Epilogue: The End of an Era; References; Index.
Jerry Akins is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and worked as a missile technician for fourteen years. In 1980, he relocated to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he began to immerse himself in the history of the area, including the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and the cases of Judge Isaac C. Parker. He is a frequent contributor to the Fort Smith Historical Society Journal.