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Hanging Henry Gambrill the violent career of Baltimore"s Plug Uglies, 1854-1860 by Tracy Matthew Melton

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Published by Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Baltimore (Md.),
  • Maryland,
  • Baltimore

Subjects:

  • Gambrill, Henry C., d. 1859,
  • Political violence -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- History -- 19th century,
  • Nativism -- History -- 19th century,
  • Murderers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography,
  • Baltimore (Md.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century,
  • Baltimore (Md.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTracy Matthew Melton.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF189.B157 M45 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3404419M
ISBN 100938420933
LC Control Number2005019795
OCLC/WorldCa60971929

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