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The Wild East

Gunfights, Massacres and Race Riots Far from the American Frontier

Ian Hernon

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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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 230x152mm
  • ISBN: 9781445689272
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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