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Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency / S. Paul O'Hara.

O'Hara, S. Paul, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781421420561 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1421420562 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 194 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

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Inventing the Pinkertons examines the evolution of the agency as a pivotal institution in the cultural history of American monopoly capitalism. Historian S. Paul O'Hara intertwines political, social, and cultural history to reveal how Scottish-born found Allan Pinkerton insinuated his way to power and influence as a purveyor of valuable (and often wildly wrong) intelligence in the Union cause.
Subject: Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884
Private investigators > United States > History.
Industrial relations > United States > History.
Labor > United States > History.

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