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Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930

Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930

Against the backdrop of Chicago's emergence as a major American city, this collection presents a unique record – the Chicago Police Department Homicide Record Index – chronicling 11,000  homicides in the city during 1870 to 1930. Because these crimes became cases, these records are also the foundation for a study of courts and legal institutions. The police and their operations were inextricable from those they answered to, the mayor...

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