Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Accidental Anarchist: How the Killing of a Humble Jewish Immigrant by Chicago's Chief of Police Exposed the Conflict between Law and Order and Civil Rights in Early 20th-Century America

Accidental Anarchist: How the Killing of a Humble Jewish Immigrant by Chicago`s Chief of Police Exposed the Conflict between Law and Order and Civil Rights in Early 20th-Century America (ISBN10: 0945213239; ISBN13: 9780945213239)
ISBN13: 978-0945213239
ISBN10: 0945213239

Summary: It was a bitter-cold morning in March, 1908. A 19-year-old Jewish immigrant traversed the confusing and unfamiliar streets of Chicago - a one-and-one-half hour journey - from his ghetto home on Washburne Avenue to the luxurious Lincoln Place residence of Police Chief George Shippy. He arrived at 9 a.m. Within minutes after knocking on the front door, Lazarus Averbuch lay dead on the hallway floor, shot no less than six times by the chief, himself. What happened is still not known. This is the mo
st comprehensive account ever of an episode that stunned Chicago and won the attention of the entire country. It does not solve the mystery as much as it places it in the context of a nation that was unsure how to absorb the many immigrants flowing into its borders. It attempts to reconstruct the many different perspectives and concerns that comprised the drama around the investigation of Averbuch's killing.
...show more
Summary: It was a bitter-cold morning in March, 1908. A 19-year-old Jewish immigrant traversed the confusing and unfamiliar streets of Chicago - a one-and-one-half hour journey - from his ghetto home on Washburne Avenue to the luxurious Lincoln Place residence of Police Chief George Shippy. He arrived at 9 a.m. Within minutes after knocking on the front door, Lazarus Averbuch lay dead on the hallway floor, shot no less than six times by the chief, himself. What happened is still not known. This is the most comprehensive account ever of an episode that stunned Chicago and won the attention of the entire country. It does not solve the mystery as much as it places it in the context of a nation that was unsure how to absorb the many immigrants flowing into its borders. It attempts to reconstruct the many different perspectives and concerns that comprised the drama around the investigation of Averbuch's killing....show less

Cover:
Publisher: Rudi Publishing
Year Published: 1997
International: No



List Price: $16.95
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/18/2015
Rental
Save $6.96 (41%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Close
Close
Close