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The Infamous Birmingham Axe Murders : Prohibition Gangsters and Vigilante Justice
by Jeremy W. Gray


Overview - A reign of terror swept the streets of Birmingham in the 1920s. Criminals armed with small axes attacked immigrant merchants and interracial couples, leaving dozens dead or injured over the course of four years. Desperate for answers, police accepted clues from a Ouija board, while citizens clamored for gun permits for protection.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A reign of terror swept the streets of Birmingham in the 1920s. Criminals armed with small axes attacked immigrant merchants and interracial couples, leaving dozens dead or injured over the course of four years. Desperate for answers, police accepted clues from a Ouija board, while citizens clamored for gun permits for protection. The city's Italian immigrants formed their own association as protection against the Black Hand, an organized band of brutal criminals. Eventually, the police turned to a dangerous and untested truth serum to elicit confessions. Four black men and a teenage girl were charged and tried, while copycat killers emerged from the woodwork. Journalist Jeremy Gray tackles one of the most curious and violent cases in Magic City history.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781625858979
  • ISBN-10: 1625858973
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: True Crime

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Books > Photography > Subjects & Themes - Regional (see also Travel - Pictorials)
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