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New York undercover : private surveillance in the Progressive Era / Jennifer Fronc.

By: Fronc, Jennifer, 1974-Material type: TextTextSeries: Historical studies of urban AmericaPublication details: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009. Description: 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780226266114; 0226266117; 0226266095; 9780226266091; 9786612445576; 6612445572Subject(s): Undercover operations -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Social problems -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Social action -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- History | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure | Social action | Social conditions | Social problems | Undercover operations | New York (State) -- New York | 1898-1951Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books -- History. | Electronic books. | Electronic books -- History. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: New York undercover.DDC classification: 363.409747/109041 LOC classification: HN80.N5 | F764 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index.

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.

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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.

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