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Ticket Scalping : an American History, 1850-2005.

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ticket scalping is as much an American staple as apple pie. Beginning as early as the mid-1800s, scalpers, known as ""sidewalk men, "" were charging all the traffic would bear for event tickets. Although these speculators were generally viewed as pariahs and public opinion was against the practice, legal attempts to limit their activities were far from successful. Boston enacted laws as early as 1873, while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Segrave, Kerry.
Ticket Scalping : An American History, 1850-2005.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 9781476610832 1476610835
OCLC Number: 890981667
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. The General Situation, 1850-1899; 2. Laws, Arrests, Police, Courts, 1850-1899; 3. Scalpers, 1850-1899; 4. War on Scalpers, or Collusion, 1850-1899; 5. The General Situation, 1900-1917; 6. Laws, Arrests, Police, Courts, 1900-1917; 7. War on Scalpers, or Collusion, 1900-1917; 8. Sports, 1900-1917; 9. The General Situation, 1918-1949; 10. Agencies, 1918-1949; 11. Laws, Arrests, Police, Courts, 1918-1949; 12. Government Probes, 1918-1949; 13. War on Scalpers, or Collusion, 1918-1949; 14. Sports, 1918-1949; 15. The General Situation, 1950-2005. 16. Laws, Arrests, Police, Courts, 1950-200517. Government Probes, 1950-2005; 18. Sports, 1950-2005; 19. Concerts, 1950-2005; 20. Conclusion; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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Details the ways in which scalping has changed over the years from a one-man business to an agency-controlled enterprise, from performances by Jenny Lind to Billy Joel. This book examines the general  Read more...

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