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Asbury's collection of histories of the gangs of New York, mainly in the Victorian era. The beginnings of organized crime and its development. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens and winding alleys of the Bowery and the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan, the book evokes the destitution and violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like "Dandy" Johnny Dolan, William Poole (also known as Bill the Butcher), and Hell-Cat Maggie lurked in the shadows, and infamous gangs including the Plug Uglies, Dead Rabbits, and the Bowery Boys ruled the streets. It includes a rogues' gallery of prostitutes, pimps, poisoners, pickpockets, murderers and thieves.
bound: 431 pages
publisher: Barvas Books (April 2, 2017)
filesize: 7675 KB