The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
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- Started reading:
- 2009-09-10 21:24:00
- Finished reading:
- 2009-09-17 16:48:20
I was reading about the early gangs of New York such as the Irish gang the Dead Rabbits (from the Gaelic Dead RÃ¡ibÃ©ad), the Bowery Boys, the Roach Guard, and other less colorfully named gangs like the Jewish gang known as the Eastman Gang. Rather than read about them piecemeal on Wikipedia, I thought I’d probably be better served by reading a longer narrative such as this. This is a reprint of the book originally written and published in 1928, so some of the terminology is dated and the information is occasionally inaccurate, but it’s a good look at the development of Manhattan and its less-than-savory past. Some parts repeat or cover the same events from a different viewpoint.