Hanging Henry Gambrill: The Violent Career of Baltimore's Plug Uglies, 1854-1860
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BeschreibungStreet 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.
PortraitTracy Matthew Melton writes and teaches nineteenth-century urban history. He resides with his wife and three children in Oakton, Virginia.
PressestimmenMelton has written a book full of incident, with a smashing and unexpected O. Henry ending. Baltimore Sun
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 493 Seiten