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Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago

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ISBN: 9780226379999
Author(s): Gillian O'Brien
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Dimensions: 152 x 226 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 317
Series: Historical Studies Of Urban America

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It was the biggest funeral Chicago had seen since Lincoln s. On May 26, 1889, four thousand mourners proceeded down Michigan Avenue, followed by a crowd forty thousand strong, in a howl of protest at what commentators called one of the ghastliest and most curious crimes in civilized history. The dead man, Dr. P. H. Cronin, was a respected Irish physician, but his brutal murder uncovered a web of intrigue, secrecy, and corruption that stretched across the United States and far beyond. 'Blood Runs Green 'tells the story of Cronin s murder from the police investigation to the trial. It is a story of hotheaded journalists in pursuit of sensational crimes, of a bungling police force riddled with informers and spies, and of a secret revolutionary society determined to free Ireland but succeeding only in tearing itself apart. It is also the story of a booming immigrant population clamoring for power at a time of unprecedented change. From backrooms to courtrooms, historian Gillian O Brien deftly navigates the complexities of Irish Chicago, bringing to life a rich cast of characters and tracing the spectacular rise and fall of the secret Irish American society Clan na Gael. She draws on real-life accounts and sources from the United States, Ireland, and Britain to cast new light on Clan na Gael and reveal how Irish republicanism swept across the United Stat
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