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The Resource Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency, S. Paul O'Hara

Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency, S. Paul O'Hara

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Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency
Title
Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs
Title remainder
being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency
Statement of responsibility
S. Paul O'Hara
Title variation
Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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O'Hara, S. Paul
Dewey number
363.28/90973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8087.P75
LC item number
O43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinkerton, Allan
  • Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
  • Private investigators
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor
Label
Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency, S. Paul O'Hara
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118761031
  • 31223118761023
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, or heroes and villains of the Gilded Age -- Chapter one. In which Allan Pinkerton created his agency -- Chapter two. In which Pinkerton men become the antiheroes of the middle west -- Chapter three. In which Pinkerton agents infiltrate secret societies -- Chapter four. In which the Pinks serve as a private army for capital -- Chapter five. In which Pinkerton myrmidons invade Homestead -- Chapter six. In which the disgrace of Pinkertonism is subjected to public scrutiny -- Chapter seven. In which the frontier closes and Pinkerton practices are exposed -- Chapter eight. In which the modern state takes on the duties of the Pinkerton agency -- Conclusion. Pinkerton's Inc
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 194 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421420561
Lccn
2015046698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 934937757
  • (OCoLC)934937757
Label
Inventing the Pinkertons, or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency, S. Paul O'Hara
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118761031
  • 31223118761023
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, or heroes and villains of the Gilded Age -- Chapter one. In which Allan Pinkerton created his agency -- Chapter two. In which Pinkerton men become the antiheroes of the middle west -- Chapter three. In which Pinkerton agents infiltrate secret societies -- Chapter four. In which the Pinks serve as a private army for capital -- Chapter five. In which Pinkerton myrmidons invade Homestead -- Chapter six. In which the disgrace of Pinkertonism is subjected to public scrutiny -- Chapter seven. In which the frontier closes and Pinkerton practices are exposed -- Chapter eight. In which the modern state takes on the duties of the Pinkerton agency -- Conclusion. Pinkerton's Inc
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 194 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421420561
Lccn
2015046698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 934937757
  • (OCoLC)934937757

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