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The Resource A pickpocket's tale : the underworld of nineteenth-century New York, Timothy J. Gilfoyle

A pickpocket's tale : the underworld of nineteenth-century New York, Timothy J. Gilfoyle

Label
A pickpocket's tale : the underworld of nineteenth-century New York
Title
A pickpocket's tale
Title remainder
the underworld of nineteenth-century New York
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Title variation
Underworld of nineteenth-century New York
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Pickpocket's Tale is a fascinating true-crime story. Gilfoyle uses George Appo's unpublished memoirs to re-create the world of the nineteenth-century criminal in astonishing detail. George Appo was half Irish, half Chinese who became a pickpocket at the tender age of twelve. he was first arrested at age fourteen and sentenced to a year on a prison ship for juvenile offenders served . In and out of prisons, he became an expert pickpocket, making hundreds of dollars a night--the annual wage of a skilled laborer. By his early twenties he was a regular patron of New York's opium and prostitution dens. But despite many years in prison and being wounded several times he managed to die of old age at age seven-four
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilfoyle, Timothy J
Dewey number
  • 364.16/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6653.A66
LC item number
G55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appo, George
  • Appo, George
  • Pickpockets
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Crime
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Crime
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Pickpockets
  • Social conditions
  • New York (State)
Label
A pickpocket's tale : the underworld of nineteenth-century New York, Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The trials of Quimbo Appo -- Urchins, Arabs, and gutter-snipes -- A house of refuge at sea -- Appo on: violence -- Factories for turning out criminals -- The "guns" of Gotham -- Drafted -- Opium dens and Bohemia -- The old homestead -- The dives -- Appo on: Jack Collins -- Tombs justice -- Appo on: Good fellows -- Fences -- "That galling yoke of servitude" -- Danny Driscoll and the Whyos -- Eastern State Penitentiary -- Green goods -- Appo on: Jersey City -- Poughkeepsie -- Appo on: Stealing guys -- The Lexow Committee -- In the tenderloin -- A marked man -- Buried alive -- A genuine reformation
Control code
ocm62679827
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780393329896
Lccn
2005036130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393061901
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20061101-153
Label
A pickpocket's tale : the underworld of nineteenth-century New York, Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The trials of Quimbo Appo -- Urchins, Arabs, and gutter-snipes -- A house of refuge at sea -- Appo on: violence -- Factories for turning out criminals -- The "guns" of Gotham -- Drafted -- Opium dens and Bohemia -- The old homestead -- The dives -- Appo on: Jack Collins -- Tombs justice -- Appo on: Good fellows -- Fences -- "That galling yoke of servitude" -- Danny Driscoll and the Whyos -- Eastern State Penitentiary -- Green goods -- Appo on: Jersey City -- Poughkeepsie -- Appo on: Stealing guys -- The Lexow Committee -- In the tenderloin -- A marked man -- Buried alive -- A genuine reformation
Control code
ocm62679827
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780393329896
Lccn
2005036130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393061901
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20061101-153
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