First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt (Hardcover)

Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920

By Jeffrey S. Adler

Harvard University Press, 9780674021495, 367pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006

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Based on an analysis of nearly 6000 homicide cases in Chicago, this text 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.