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Island of Vice

Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-loving New York
Zacks, Richard (Book - 2012 )
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Recounts the effort by newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to shut down late nineteenth-century New York City's brothels, gambling houses, and after-hours saloons.
Authors: Zacks, Richard
Title: Island of vice
Theodore Roosevelt's doomed quest to clean up sin-loving New York
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: viii, 431 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Summary: Recounts the effort by newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to shut down late nineteenth-century New York City's brothels, gambling houses, and after-hours saloons.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 53 70 79 118 133 138 172 173 210 211 216 222 226 243 268
ISBN: 9780385519724
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Zacks
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Vice control New York (State) New York History 19th century. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Police administration New York (State) New York History 19th century. New York (N.Y.) Moral conditions History 19th century. New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs 19th century.
Topical Term: Vice control
Police administration
LCCN: 2011028586
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