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Author Hallwas, John E.

Title The Bootlegger : a story of small-town America / John E. Hallwas.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1999, c1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  364.1330977 H159b  1999    ---  Available
Edition Illini books ed.
Description xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-274).
Contents Preface -- The bootlegger's funeral -- Coal and community in Colchester -- Boomtown and saloon town -- Hard times and the marshal -- Struggling into the new century -- Social change and the young bootlegger -- World War I and the bootlegger's rise -- The Omaha mystery girl -- The bootlegger and the early twenties -- The mayor, the bootlegger, and the Klan -- The legendary bootlegger -- The killing that finally came -- Epilogue : the end of it all -- Sources and acknowledgments.
Subject Wagle, Thomas Henry, 1886-1929.
Prohibition -- Illinois -- Colchester -- History.
Liquor industry -- Illinois -- Colchester -- History.
Colchester (Ill.) -- History.
ISBN 0252068440 (pbk.)

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