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The gangs of New York an informal history of the underworld

Summary:

Examines New York's gangs of the nineteenth century and charts their influence on the underworld in the twentieth century.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1560252758 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781560252757 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press ; [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previously published: New York : Paragon House, 1990.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-356) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by Jorge Luis Borges -- Introduction -- Cradle of the gangs -- Early gangs of the Bowery and Five Points -- Sin along the water front -- River pirates -- Killing of Bill the Butcher -- Police and Dead Rabbit Riots -- Draft Riots -- When New York was really wicked -- King of the bank robbers -- Whyos and their times -- Kingdoms of the gangs -- Prince of gangsters -- Wars of the Tongs -- Last of the gang wars -- Passing of the gangster -- Slang of the early gangsters.
Subject: n-us-ny
Gangs New York (State) New York
Gangs New York (√Čtat) New York
New York (N.Y.) Social conditions
New York (N.Y.) Conditions sociales

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