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The Chicago Trunk Murder: Law and Justice at the Turn of the Century
On November 14, 1885, a cold autumn day in the City of Broad Shoulders, an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred watched as three Sicilians Giovanni Azari, Agostino Gelardi, and Ignazio Silvestri were hanged in the courtyard of the Cook County Jail. The three had only recently come to the city, but not long after they were arrested, tried, and convicted for murdering ...more
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Northern Illinois University Press
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