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By author: Margaret Anne Barnes
Product Code: H462
ISBN: 9780865546134
Product Format: Hardback
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In the first chronological narrative of the events that crippled Phenix City, Alabama, Margaret Anne Barnes tells the true story of how economic hard times in the Depression led a mayor to barter immunity from prosecution to gamblers and gangsters in exchange for money to save the town from going into receivership. By mid-century the criminal element managed to buy or infiltrate every office of government in the city. When their control was absolute, no crime was beyond their commission, no citizen safe, and no constitutional right could be relied upon. Revised Edition includes Author's Notes, Resources, and a New Afterword
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