HUDU

Hanging Henry Gambrill: The Violent Career of Baltimore's Plug Uglies, 1854-1860


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Dezember 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Street gangs were rampant in the 1850s and nowhere more than Baltimore. Tracy Melton has gone back to the newspapers, court records and every conceivable original source to recreate this colorful period. Some of it is violent and grisly, but the reader also gets descriptions of clothing and everyday life of gang members, etc. And finally we have the spectacle of four men on the gallows in the jail yard (a yard still visible from I-83 North off Centre Street) with all appeals exhausted, singing a farewell song to 15,000 spectators on a blustery cold, gray April day.

Portrait

Tracy Matthew Melton writes and teaches nineteenth-century urban history. He resides with his wife and three children in Oakton, Virginia.

Pressestimmen

Melton has written a book full of incident, with a smashing and unexpected O. Henry ending. Baltimore Sun
EAN: 9780938420941
ISBN: 0938420941
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 493 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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