Henry McCarty: The Rise and Fall of Outlaw Billy the Kid

He made no pretense to be engaged in a social or a moral crusade. Introduction Henry McCarty (November 23, 1859[1] – July 14, 1881) was better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney. He was a nineteenth century American frontier outlaw and gunman who was[…]

The Ever-Present Billy the Kid: Protagonist of the Old West

Why the Kid’s enduring popularity? More than 1,000 books and essays have been published about Billy the Kid. He competes with Genl. George Custer and Jesse James as the most-written-about character of the Old West. Why the Kid’s enduring popularity? What has so fascinated readers and viewers with this desperado of the Southwest to keep him[…]