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Author Fronc, Jennifer, 1974-

Title New York undercover : private surveillance in the Progressive Era / Jennifer Fronc
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Contents A genealogy of undercover investigation -- Public raids, undercover investigators, and native informants -- Gender and undercover investigation -- Race mixing, investigation, and the enforcement of Jim Crow -- Children and immigrants in working-class New York -- Public-private partnerships during World War I
Summary To combat behaviour they viewed as sexually promiscuous politically undesirable, or downright criminal, social activists in Progressive-era New York employed private investigators to uncover the roots of society's problems. 'New York Undercover' follows these investigators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social action -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Social problems -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Undercover operations -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226266095 (cloth)
0226266117 (electronic bk.)
9780226266091 (cloth)
9780226266114 (electronic bk.)