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New York Exposed: The Police Scandal That Shocked the Nation and Launched the Progressive Era

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  7 reviews
On a Sunday in early 1892, Reverend Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst took to his pulpit at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church and delivered a fire-breathing denunciation of life in America's greatest city. New York had gone to the dogs. Observing for years the effects of venereal disease, alcoholism, and rampant gambling among the city's residents, including his own parishione ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 29th 2016 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Ioana
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know that book that you just picked up that coincidentally seems to address everything that's been swirling through your head recently, that is somehow connected to everything else you've been reading? Of course, it's no coincidence, there is no such thing - only opportunities to learn, born of interest and active pursuit.

New York has been on my mind recently, specifically 19th century NYC. I've been into an excellent historical fiction series on the founding of the police force (see Lyndsay
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Joel
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
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(Note: I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.)

The story of a New York police scandal that captured America's attention in 1894. A committee appointed by the state government- the Lexow Committee- spent months hearing testimony from hundreds of people (including policemen themselves) about corruption in the NYPD. Regular payments to the police from thieves, criminals, prostitutes, and the like; protection money from honest businessmen; harassment and assault of people
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Italo Italophiles
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a long and detailed account of Rev. Pankhurst's campaign for political and social reform in New York City circa 1900. Vignettes describe others involved in the history. There are lots of details about the city and the growing pains it suffered.

The story is an important one, since the campaign ignited the Progressive Era, the U.S. era that set the country on the road to first-world status. Those countries today who languish in third and second-world status would benefit from reforms that
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Darcia Helle
The author deserves a lot of credit for all the research that went into writing this book. That alone must have been a daunting task.

I wish I could say that I loved the book, but as a whole it felt cumbersome. The writing is far more textbook than narrative nonfiction. We're given what feels like a string of facts that overshadow the story aspect of the main players involved.

The content is heavier on politics than I expected, and lighter on the criminal aspects than I expected. Also, there are a
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Kristine
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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New York Exposed by Daniel Czitrom is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early April, not too terribly long after I'd finished Chronicles of Old New York.

Written quite a lot like a textbook with a neon, eycatching cover (figuratively, since this editon's literally is done up in murky sepia), Czitrom talks about New York's crazed, mixed-blood rule during the 1890's. The police, the courts, Tammany law, anarchic groups, the fire department, the church, and the financially-elite won, regained, t
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Raven
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge for a honest and unbiased review.

I took my time reading this book mostly because of work commitments. At first I was wondering why I decided to ask for this book to review. After I started reading I no longer wondered and started enjoying it. IT gave me a lot of information that I really didn't expect. Daniel Czitrom made this subject interesting and entertaining. I usually find history stories dry and uninteresting. Not so much for this one. It wa
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Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Won this in a Goodreads Giveaway !! Awesome !! Thank you Oxford University Press, gorgeous hard-copy of the book arrived - Will review soon (27 April 2016).
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