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Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD / Bruce Chadwick.

Chadwick, Bruce, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 363.2097 CHADWICK (Text) 34706001563636 Non-Fiction 300-399 Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 363.209 CHA (Text) 37323005357150 NONFIC Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 363.2 C345 (Text) 51735011810719 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250082589
  • ISBN: 1250082587
  • Physical Description: viii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
"Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times as high. The staggering amount of crime threatened to topple a city that was experiencing meteoric growth and striving to become one of the most spectacular in America. For the first time, award-winning historian Bruce Chadwick examines how rampant violence led to the founding of the first professional police force in New York City. Chadwick brings readers into the bloody and violent city, where race relations and an influx of immigrants boiled over into riots, street gangs roved through town with abandon, and thousands of bars, prostitutes, and gambling emporiums clogged the streets. The drive to establish law and order and protect the city involved some of New York's biggest personalities, including mayor Fernando Wood, police chief Fred Tallmadge, and journalist Walt Whitman. Law and Disorder is a must read for fans of New York history and those interested in how the first police force, untrained and untested, battled to maintain law and order"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: New York (N.Y.). Police Department > History > 19th century.
Police > New York (State) > New York > History > 19th century.
HISTORY > United States > 19th Century.
HISTORY > United States > State & Local > Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Political Freedom & Security > Law Enforcement.

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