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First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920
by Jeffrey S Adler
Harvard University Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-0-674-02149-5 | eISBN: 978-0-674-02008-5
Library of Congress Classification HV6534.C4A35 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.15209731109

Between 1875 and 1920, Chicago's homicide rate more than quadrupled. Based on an analysis of nearly six thousand homicide cases, First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt examines the ways in which industrialization, immigration, poverty, ethnic and racial conflict, and powerful cultural forces reshaped Chicago city life and generated soaring levels of lethal violence. From rage killers to the "Baby Bandit Quartet," Jeffrey Adler offers a dramatic portrait of Chicago during a period in which the characteristic elements of modern homicide in America emerged.

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