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Canting Crew, The - London's Criminal Underworld, 1550-1700

Canting Crew, The - London's Criminal Underworld, 1550-1700
Author: John McMullan
Publish Year: 1984
Pages: 226
Dimensions: 6x9x.8"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: 0-8135-1022-8
Type: Hardcover

Description

John McMullan reconstructs the criminal underworld in Elizabethan and Stuart London. An Underworld of thieves, pickpockets, confidence cheats, prostitutes and fences. Using historical sources, literary materials and crime life histories, McMullan analyzes the organizational features of crime. He dwells, in particular, on its distinct language, social institutions, divisions of labor and territory.