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The Capture of Black Bart
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By Norman H. Finkelstein
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Published Nov 2018

Black Bart was not the Old West's only stagecoach robber, but he quickly became the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero, a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. He was a bandit with a sense of humor who wrote poetry. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across northern California between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shot or injured anyone. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded. Newspaper stories about the poet robber's exploits and about Jim Hume, the unyielding chief detective of Wells Fargo, became popular reading throughout the West. Black Bart seemed to enjoy the chase. During one robbery the driver told him "They'll catch you one of these days." Bart answered, "Perhaps, but in the meantime give my regards to J. B. Hume, will you?" For eight years, each new robbery—and each new story—made Hume even more determined to track him down. Resources include a list of all Bart's robberies, notes, and bibliography, making this a rich resource for all Wild West readers.
The Shelter and the Fence
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By Norman H. Finkelstein
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Published Jun 2021

"The Shelter and the Fence is a well-written, well-researched story of Holocaust rescues. . . . makes it clear that despite the saving of almost 1,000 refugees the United States did much too little to save victims of Nazi terror." —David A. Adler, author of The Number on My Grandfather's Arm  The story of Holocaust refugees who found shelter in the United States--with unique parallels to today's stories of asylum seekers.  In 1944, at the height of World War II, 982 European refugees found a temporary haven at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York. They were men, women, and children who had spent frightening years one step ahead of Nazi pursuers and death.  They spoke nineteen different languages, and, while most of the refugees were Jewish, a number were Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Protestant Christians. From the time they arrived at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter on August 5 they began re-creating their lives and embarked on the road to becoming American citizens.  In the history of World War II and the Holocaust, this "token" save by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the War Refugee Board was too little and too late for millions. But for those few who reached Oswego it was life changing.  The Shelter and the Fence tells their stories.