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Synopsis: PREFACE: Private businesses frequently become centers of public controversy. Few, however, have touched American nerve endings as much as the private detective. Historic dichotomies developed early around the private detective that exist to this day in various guises. Americans have viewed their private detectives, and sometimes their public detectives too, with a mixture of fear and fascination. Their presence was explained and debated in negative and positive ways so often throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that a popular compromise occurred. In a fit of ideological and intellectual exhaustion the occupation was simply shelved and relegated to a "necessary-evil" category until occasional outrages forced public debate, investigation, and censure anew. The pioneer detective agency, which forms the focus of this book and the focus of much of the controversy, was established by Allan Pinkerton in the 1850s and directed by his sons Robert and William during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Although Pinkerton's is America's largest private police force, the substance of this book is the story of this business until the 1930s, when directions in the agency's history shifted sufficiently to warrant a terminal point in the narrative. It is hoped that this is more than a history of one detective agency or for that matter the private detective business in America generally. Attempts are made toward that end, to be sure, but the Pinkerton agency also served as a weathervane in the social history of the United States. Implicit here are themes, issues, and attitudes that transcend a mere trace-and-chase treatment of famous law enforcers and criminals. One element of this history that has been neglected by previous writers is the relationship between the private and public police and also the relationship between those police industries and America's larger concepts of proper policing.
Title: "The Eye That Never Sleeps": A History of ...
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1St Edition.
Book Description Indiana University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good Condition. Reasonable wear. Still very usable. Ex-library with usual distinguishments (stamps, stickers, etc.) Otherwise clean, mark-free interior! SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000597666
Book Description Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2777327402
Book Description Indiana University Press, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. 1St Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP74479770
Book Description Indiana University Press, 1982. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP13433270
Book Description Book Condition: VeryGood. Hard cover book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged. Dust jacket is clean with minimal signs of wear. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Tracking number issued for every order. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 1ZLFPZ0002KC
Book Description Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo. 244 pp. Red cloth. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # x00923
Book Description Indiana Univ Pr 1982-04, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0253320860. Bookseller Inventory # 565708
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Book Description Indiana University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Ex-library hardbound with clear cover over dust jacket. Pages unmarked, moderate wear. Bookseller Inventory # 38015a