Inventing the Public Enemy The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934
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Description: David Ruth shows how the gangster in the 1920s and 30s was less real than history paints him, and more a media creation to help America come to terms with the changes occurring as it became a consumerist society.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Acknowledgments Introduction: The Gangster and Urban America 1. The Individual, Society, and the Uses of Crime 2. Criminal Businessmen 3. Dressed to Kill: Consumption, Style, and the Gangster 4. Bad Men and Dangerous Women 5. The Invention in the Flesh: Al Capone of Chicago Epilogue Notes Index