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First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt

Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674021495

Publication Date: 04/15/2006


384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

14 line illustrations


  • Introduction
  • 1. “So You Refuse to Drink with Me, Do You?”
  • 2. “I Loved My Wife So I Killed Her”
  • 3. “He Got What He Deserved”
  • 4. “If Ever That Black Dog Crosses the Threshold of My House, I Will Kill Him”
  • 5. “The Dead Man’s Hand”
  • 6. “A Good Place to Drown Babies”
  • 7. “A Butcher at the Stockyard Killing Sheep”
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Methodology
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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