9781596298187

Wicked Shreveport

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596298187

  • ISBN10:

    1596298189

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-04
  • Publisher: History Pr
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In the rough-and-tumble days of the nineteenth century, Shreveport was on the very edge of the country's western frontier. It was a city struggling to tame lawlessness, and its streets were rocked by duels, lynchings and shootouts. A new century and Prohibition only brought a fresh wave of crime and scandal. The port city became a haunt for die likes of notorious bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde and home to the influential socialite and madam Annie McCune. From Fred Lockhart, aka the "Butterfly Man," to serial killers Nathanial Code and Danny Rolling, Shreveport played reluctant host to an even deadlier cast of characters. Their tales and more make up the devilish history of the Deep South in Wicked Shreveport. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Frontier Violence: Vengeance Is Minep. 9
Lynching: The Hard Hand of Swift Justicep. 21
The Ku Klux Klan in Northwest Louisianap. 33
Blind Tigers and Bootlegging in Caddo Parish During Prohibitionp. 47
The Red-Light District in Shreveportp. 59
The Butterfly Man: The Last Murderer Hanged in Shreveport, Louisianap. 71
Crime of the Great Depression: The Era of Bonnie and Clydep. 85
Serial Killers: Rolling and Codep. 95
Notesp. 105
Bibliographyp. 119
About the Authorsp. 127
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In the rough and tumble days of the nineteenth century Shreveport was on the very edge of the country's western frontier. It was a city struggling to tame lawlessness, and its streets were rocked by duels, lynchings, and shootouts. A new century and Prohibition only brought a fresh wave of crime and scandal. the port city became a haunt for the likes of notorious bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde and home to the influential socialite and madam, Annie McCune. From Fred Lockhart, aka "Butterfly Man", to serial killers Nathanial Code and Danny Rolling, Shreveport played reluctant host to an even deadlier cast of characters. Their tales and more make up the devilish history of the Deep South in Wicked Shreveport.

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