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The gangs of New York : an informal history of the underworld / by Herbert Asbury ; [foreword by Jorge Luis Borges].

Author/Creator:
Asbury, Herbert, 1891-1963.
Publication:
New York : Thunder's Mouth Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West [2001]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Gangs.
Social history.
New York (State) -- New York.
Summary:
Examines New York's gangs of the nineteenth century and charts their influence on the underworld in the twentieth century.
Contents:
Foreword by Jorge Luis Borges
Introduction
Cradle of the gangs
Early gangs of the Bowery and Five Points
Sin along the water front
River pirates
Killing of Bill the Butcher
Police and Dead Rabbit Riots
Draft Riots
When New York was really wicked
King of the bank robbers
Whyos and their times
Kingdoms of the gangs
Prince of gangsters
Wars of the Tongs
Last of the gang wars
Passing of the gangster
Slang of the early gangsters.
Notes:
Previously published: New York : Paragon House, 1990.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-356) and index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Penn Chronology:
2001
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
1560252758 (pbk.)
9781560252757 (pbk.)
OCLC:
47644025