Before executions were moved to Jefferson City, the State of Missouri executed well over 300 people in the various counties, most by legal hanging, and citizens have taken the law into their own hands to lynch about 200 people by hanging during Missouri history. In his latest book, historian Larry Wood details thirteen of the state's more remarkable lynchings and an equal number of its legal hangings.
About the Author
Larry Wood is a retired public schoolteacher and freelance writer specializing in the history of Missouri and the Ozarks. He has published fourteen books on regional history and two historical novels. He is the author of over 400 articles and stories, which have appeared in publications ranging from the Missouri Historical Review to Wild West Magazine.
Published by Hickory Press, 2017. Paperback, 228 pages