Radio Free Market's show on Saturday featured Dr. Tom DiLorenzo, who is the author of the The Real Lincoln and Hamilton's Curse.
One of the documents referenced by Dr. DiLorenzo is provided here (for free) published by Terry Anderson and P.J. Hill written back in 1977
This show was altogether amazing, eye-opening, and downright disturbing. All of the facts, myths, fallacies, and stories we've heard about the so-called "Wild West" are really gross untruths. Yet, those in Hollywood have made a fortune off of this revisionist history of the actual west. Why is that?
Such highlights include the peaceful and voluntary compacts that formed without any form of centralized government or police state in the Wild West. Land Clubs, Wagon Trains, Mining Camps, and Cattlemen's Associations were examples of near "anarcho-capitalist" means of protectiving private property and instituting civil order and justice.
Tom DiLorenzo, to me, is an amazing scholar in who he has done Yoeman's work to peel back many of the many false historical absolutes of "gov't knows best" many have taken as truth for so long and smashed them with economic history and research that is out there freely available to the public.
The advent of the internet is the great equalizer to this revisionist history and we owe folks like DiLorenzo a debt of gratitude for showing what information is out there if you want to find it and retell it to others.