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Crime and the Rise of Modern America : A History from 1865-1941 (Hardcover)

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In Crime and the Rise of Modern America, Kristofer Allerfeldt studies the crimes, criminals, and law enforcement that contributed to a uniquely American system of crime and punishment from the end of the Civil War to the eve of World War II to understand how the rapidly-changing technology of transportation, media, and incarceration affected the criminal underworld.

In ten thematic chapters, Crime and the Rise of Modern America turns to the outlaws of the iconic West and the illegal distilleries of Prohibition, the turn-of-the-century immigrants, and the conmen who preyed on the people of the Promised Land, to examine how crime and America both changed, defining each other.

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Publisher Routledge
Mfg Part# 9780415800440
SKU 212647415
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0415800447
Release Date 2/17/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher Routledge
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