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The Resource First in violence, deepest in dirt : homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920, Jeffrey S. Adler

First in violence, deepest in dirt : homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920, Jeffrey S. Adler

Label
First in violence, deepest in dirt : homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920
Title
First in violence, deepest in dirt
Title remainder
homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Adler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1875 and 1920, Chicago's homicide rate more than quadrupled, making it the most violent major urban center in the United States--or, in the words of Lincoln Steffens, "first in violence, deepest in dirt." In many ways, however, Chicago became more orderly as it grew. Hundreds of thousands of newcomers poured into the city, yet levels of disorder fell and rates of drunkenness, brawling, and accidental death dropped. But if Chicagoans became less volatile and less impulsive, they also became more homicidal. 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 city life and generated soaring levels of lethal violence. Drawing on suicide notes, deathbed declarations, courtroom testimony, and commutation petitions, Jeffrey Adler reveals the pressures fueling murders in turn-of-the-century Chicago. During this era Chicagoans confronted social and cultural pressures powerful enough to trigger surging levels of spouse killing and fatal robberies. Homicide shifted from the swaggering rituals of plebeian masculinity into family life and then into street life. From rage killers to the "Baby Bandit Quartet," Adler offers a dramatic portrait of Chicago during a period in which the characteristic elements of modern homicide in America emerged
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, Jeffrey S
Dewey number
364.1520973/1109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HV6534.C4
LC item number
A35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homicide
  • Murder
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Homicide
  • Meurtre
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • TRUE CRIME
  • HISTORY
  • Homicide
  • Murder
  • Social conditions
  • Illinois
  • Kriminalität
  • Mord
  • Chicago, Ill
Label
First in violence, deepest in dirt : homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920, Jeffrey S. Adler
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"So you refuse to drink with me, do you?" -- "I loved my wife so I killed her" -- "He got what he deserved" -- "If ever that black dog crosses the threshold of my house, I will kill him" -- "The dead man's hand" -- "A good place to drown babies" -- "A butcher at the stockyard killing sheep."
Control code
655100469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674020085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674020085
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfc3qq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655100469
Label
First in violence, deepest in dirt : homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920, Jeffrey S. Adler
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"So you refuse to drink with me, do you?" -- "I loved my wife so I killed her" -- "He got what he deserved" -- "If ever that black dog crosses the threshold of my house, I will kill him" -- "The dead man's hand" -- "A good place to drown babies" -- "A butcher at the stockyard killing sheep."
Control code
655100469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674020085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674020085
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfc3qq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655100469

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