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New York undercover : private surveillance in the Progressive Era

Author: Jennifer Fronc
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To combat behaviour they viewed as sexually promiscuous politically undesirable, or downright criminal, social activists in Progressive-era New York employed private investigators to uncover the roots of society's problems. 'New York Undercover' follows these investigators.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fronc, Jennifer, 1974-
New York undercover.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009023518
(OCoLC)317922987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Fronc
ISBN: 9780226266114 0226266117 0226266095 9780226266091
OCLC Number: 593225887
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: A genealogy of undercover investigation --
Public raids, undercover investigators, and native informants --
Gender and undercover investigation --
Race mixing, investigation, and the enforcement of Jim Crow --
Children and immigrants in working-class New York --
Public-private partnerships during World War I.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Jennifer Fronc.

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