Inventing the Pinkertons Or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs

Inventing the Pinkertons Or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs

Being A Story of the Nation's Most Famous (and Infamous) Detective Agency

Book - 2016
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"O'Hara argues that American capitalists used the Pinkertons to enforce new structures of economic and political order. Yet the infamy of the Pinkerton agent also gave critics and working communities a villain against which to frame their resistance to the new industrial order. Ultimately, [this book examines] how the histories of American capitalism, industrial folklore, and the nation-state converged"--
Publisher: Baltimore :, Johns Hopkins University Press,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781421420561
Branch Call Number: 363.2890973 OH
Characteristics: vi, 194 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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