War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture

War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture

by Claire Bond Potter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813524865

ISBN-13: 9780813524863

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813524863
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

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