The Infamous Birmingham Axe Murders: Prohibition Gangsters and Vigilante Justice (True Crime) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781625858979
ISBN-10: 1625858973
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: True Crime

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