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Glasgow: The Real Mean City: True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of Empire

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Glasgow: The Real Mean City: True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of Empire - Archibald, Malcolm
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There cannot be many cities where crime could mean anything from stealing a ship to singing a seditious song, but nineteenth century Glasgow was a unique place with an amazing dynamism. Immigrants poured in from Ireland and the Highlands while the factories, shipyards and mills buzzed with innovation. However, underneath the bustle was a different world as an incredibly diverse criminal class worked for their own profit with total disregard for the law. Robbers infested the highways and byways, a glut of garrotters gathered ...

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Glasgow: The Real Mean City: True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of Empire 2013, Black and White Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781845025366

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