War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Cultureby Claire Bond Potter
Pub. Date: 01/01/1998
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
The first book to look at the structural, legal, and cultural aspects of J. Edgar Hoover's war on crime in the 1930s, a New Deal campaign which forged new links between citizenship, federal policing, and the ideal of centralized government. WAR ON CRIME reminds us of how and why our worship of violent celebrity hero G-men and gangsters came about and how we now are reaping the results. 10 photos.
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