Vigilantes in Gold Rush San Francisco
A new interpretation of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856 which enrolled more than 6000 members. They hanged four men and caused scores of others to leave the city. Includes bibliographic essay on how the city's vigilantism has been treated by historians over the preceding century.
Stanford University Press
Senkewicz, Robert M., "Vigilantes in Gold Rush San Francisco" (1985). Faculty Book Gallery. 290.