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The Resource Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD, Bruce Chadwick

Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD, Bruce Chadwick

Label
Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD
Title
Law & disorder
Title remainder
the chaotic birth of the NYPD
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Chadwick
Title variation
Law and disorder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Chadwick, Bruce
Dewey number
363.209747/109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8148.N5
LC item number
C425 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Police
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Police
  • New York (State)
Label
Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD, Bruce Chadwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Riot! -- The gruesome murder of Helen Jewett -- Extra! Extra! The penny press chases crime -- the magnificent city and the malignant crime wave -- Crime everywhere -- Lydia Child, crime, and chaos -- Faith in the constables frays as the city implodes -- Amateur police walk the beat of a raucous city -- Prostitution, gambling, and drinking: the backbone of the crime surge and downfall of the police -- Five Points and the boundaries of Hell -- The brutal murder of the beautiful cigar girl -- Out with the old, in with the new -- Police brutality raises its ugly head -- Blood in the streets -- The fabulous Fernando Wood -- Blue blood: the 1857 police riots
Control code
ocn947146015
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781250082589
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016047035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o947146015
  • (OCoLC)947146015
Label
Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD, Bruce Chadwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Riot! -- The gruesome murder of Helen Jewett -- Extra! Extra! The penny press chases crime -- the magnificent city and the malignant crime wave -- Crime everywhere -- Lydia Child, crime, and chaos -- Faith in the constables frays as the city implodes -- Amateur police walk the beat of a raucous city -- Prostitution, gambling, and drinking: the backbone of the crime surge and downfall of the police -- Five Points and the boundaries of Hell -- The brutal murder of the beautiful cigar girl -- Out with the old, in with the new -- Police brutality raises its ugly head -- Blood in the streets -- The fabulous Fernando Wood -- Blue blood: the 1857 police riots
Control code
ocn947146015
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781250082589
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016047035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o947146015
  • (OCoLC)947146015

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