Gangs of New York An Informal History of the Underworld
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Description: First published in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind tour through the low-life ofnineteenth-century New York has become an indispensible classic of urban history. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alleys of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district,The Gangs of New Yorkdramatically evokes the destitution and shocking violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, Bill the Butcher, and Hell-Cat Maggie lurked in the shadows, and infamous gangs like the Plug Uglies, the Dead Rabbits, and the Bowery Boys ruled the streets. A rogues gallery of prostitutes, pimps, poisoners, pickpockets, murderers, and thieves,The Gangs of New Yorkis a dramatic and entertaining glimpse at a city's dark past.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Cradle of the Gangs|
|Early Gangs of the Bowery and Five Points|
|Sin Along the Water Front|
|The Killing of Bill the Butcher|
|The Police and Dead Rabbit Riots|
|The Draft Riots|
|The Draft Riots (Continued)|
|When New York Was Really Wicked|
|The King of the Bank Robbers|
|The Whyos and Their Times|
|Kingdoms of the Gangs|
|The Prince of Gangsters|
|The Wars of the Tongs|
|The Last of the Gang Wars|
|The Passing of the Gangster|
|Slang of the Early Gangsters|