Marx/Engels (M/E) and Durkheim (D) recognized that the transition from agricultural societies to modern, capitalist, industrialized societies created many significant social problems. These theorists, however, draw very different conclusions about the stability of industrial society and the future of capitalism. In this essay, discuss how each set of theorists understands the dangers to society posed by modern, capitalist industrialization. How does each set of theorists hope we will remedy these dangers? (What is their implicit moral vision of a “good” society?) Whose perspective do you find most relevant to understanding contemporary social problems? Why?
he federal laws stated that every marshal had to be joined by at least one posse member. Since Reeves worked in Indian Territories, he often used just one Indian for assistance. He would often ride alone toward the end of his career. From his short stint in the civil war to his 35 years as a marshal, and short term as a policeman, Reeves’ life had been in danger many times. He was in several gunfights with outlaws and he had survived numerous assassination attempts. Miraculously, Reeves had never been shot or seriously injured. Reeves was a large and imposing figure as he rode his white horse. He was always a fancy dresser with shined boots and constantly wore a large hat. Being ambidextrous he permanently had his two colt revolvers ready for a quick draw, and he rarely missed.8 He would often use other identities and disguises as a way to issue warrants or capture outlaws. Even though he had a very intimidating appearance, he was known as a polite and courteous man with honesty and integrity. He was a fair lawman and treated his detainees humanely and with respect. While transporting his prisoners, accompanied by a cook and a at least one posse man, he would ensure that they were well fed and would even deliver a sermon after each meal.9 Even though Reeves was very fast and accurate with his guns, he did not draw unless he had to. In his obituary, the Shawnee Herald expressed that, “Bass Reeves always said that he had never shot a man when it was not necessary for him to do so in the discharge of his duty to save his own life.”10 Accomplishments and Accolades One of the most famous tales of Reeves’ accomplishments was how he captured two outlaw brothers. He had used his disguise mastery to pose as a weary outlaw on the run from a posse. He convinced the mother of the two brothers to allow him to stay with her until the men returned home. When the to two outlaws arrived at the house, they were none the wiser, and were planning to join forces with the man to continue on with more illegal shenanigans. Before the two siblings awoke the next morning, he had them locked in handcuffs ready to take them. The mother of the two men cursed Reeves for miles as he escorted the criminals to the awaiting posse.11 Probably the most emotional pursuit for Reeves was arresting one of his own children. His son, Bennie, murdered his wife, and Bass decided it should be him, that brought his own son to justice. He was tried and convicted to life in prison. Bennie was later pardoned and spent the remainder of his life as a model citizen.12 Bob Dozier was a criminal mastermind of his day, but was no match for Bass Reeves. Dozier had committed various crimes, ranging from cattle rustling and bank robbing to murder. He had eluded many lawmen until Reeves used his superior tracking skills to locate him in the Cherokee Nation. Dozier refused to surrender, and was ultimately killed by Reeves in a gunfight between the two men.13 Another show of his incredible skill was against Tom Story. Story was the leader of a gang of horse thieves. Reeves confronted him to serve an arrest warrant. The outlaw was caught off guard and panicked. He drew his weapon on the famed marshal, but Reeves was much faster and shot the man dead.14 Although Reeves shared a bond and felt close with some of the tribes in the area, it did not deter him from chasing Indian outlaws. One of the most famous ones that he tracked down and arrested was a Seminole named Greenleaf. The man was responsible for killing seven people and had eluded capture for nearly two decades until Reeves got him. He also pursued a Cherokee outlaw named Ned Christie, but was unsuccessful in his capture.15 The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica inform people that, “Reeves killed 14 outlaws and apprehended more than 3,000 throughout his tenure.”16>GET ANSWER