The Wild East

The Wild East

Gunfights, Massacres and Race Riots Far from the American Frontier

Hardback320pp Illustrated230x152mm

9781445689272     Product Code: 508241

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A civil war, the end of slavery and mass immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century caused far-reaching social unrest in America, with race riots, gang violence and organized crime in the eastern cities to rival and exceed the lawlessness of the wild frontier. This study analyses a number of flashpoints including pitched street battles between rival immigrant gangs, the activities of the early mafia and industrial disputes such as the Blair Mountain coal miners' uprising.

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