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Gangland Chicago : criminality and lawlessness in the Windy City, 1837-1990

Author: Richard Lindberg
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gangland Chicago is a revealing look at the Chicago underworld of yesterday and today. This comprehensive volume is sure to entertain and inform any reader interested in the evolution of organized crime and gangs in America's most representative city of the American Heartland"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lindberg
ISBN: 9781442231955 1442231955
OCLC Number: 910475448
Description: xviii, 373 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments --
1 Outlawry and the Rise of a Criminal Class in the Emerging City --
2 Downtown and Near South: Victorian Vice, Gamblers, Card Cheats, Chinese Tongs, and the Rise of Chicago's Organized Crime Gangs, 1870-1920 --
3 Gangs of the South Side: Politics, Patronage, and Bare-Knuckle Boyos, 1860-1930 --
4 Maxwell Street, the West Side Terror District, 1860-1930 --
5 The Gold Coast and the Gangs: North Side Affluence, Little Hell, and Gang Crime, 1860-1930 --
6 The Gangs of Prohibition-Era Chicago --
7 Schools for Crime --
8 Gangs Becoming Nations, 1950-1989 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the Author.
Responsibility: Richard C. Lindberg.

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Chicago and its history are defined by such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and John Dillinger. Gangland Chicago vividly recounts the evolution of street gangs in Chicago before Capone and  Read more...

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