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Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings:
Youth Gangs in Postwar New York
Eric C. Schneider

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface: Crossing 96th Street
Introduction: The Capeman and the Vampires3
Ch. 1Remaking New York27
Ch. 2Discovering Gangs: The Role of Race in the 1940s51
Ch. 3Defending Place: Ethnicity and Territory78
Ch. 4Becoming Men: The Use of the Streets in Defining Masculinity106
Ch. 5Making a Gang Culture: Form, Style, and Ritual in the Gang World137
Ch. 6Leaving the Gang: Pathways into Adulthood164
Ch. 7Intervening in Gangs: The Problems and Possibilities of Social Work188
Ch. 8Drugs, Politics, and Gangs, 1960-1975217
Conclusion: Comparing Gangs: Contemporary Gangs in Historical Perspective246
Notes263
Index319

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