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The Resource Dirty Doc Ames and the scandal that shook Minneapolis, Erik Rivenes

Dirty Doc Ames and the scandal that shook Minneapolis, Erik Rivenes

Label
Dirty Doc Ames and the scandal that shook Minneapolis
Title
Dirty Doc Ames and the scandal that shook Minneapolis
Statement of responsibility
Erik Rivenes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Albert Alonzo "Doc" Ames is perhaps the greatest political scandal in Minnesota history. As mayor of Minneapolis, Ames exposed the city to national humiliation--and helped jump-start an era of reform. At the turn of the twentieth century, Minneapolis was moving away from a time of political rings, frontier justice, and old boys' clubs to a more civic-minded way of governing. But in 1901, the affable, degenerate Doc Ames, a former Minneapolis mayor well past his political prime, duped his way back into the office. Ames appointed his brother as chief of police, and together they assembled a rogues' gallery of thieves to squeeze as much money out of the city as quickly as they could. Under Ames' leadership, criminals walked beats wearing policeman's uniforms. City detectives robbed prominent citizens. Police maintained arrangements with madams and saloon keepers, extracting pay for the privilege of openly ignoring the law. With a card game gone bad, and a complaint to a newspaper, it all fell apart. Ames fled Minneapolis in mid-term to avoid prosecution. And at Doc Ames' spectacular downfall, the citizens of Minneapolis finally woke up and took their city back
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivenes, Erik
Dewey number
  • 977.6/57904092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F614.M553
LC item number
A547 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ames, Albert Alonzo
  • Mayors
  • Political corruption
  • Police corruption
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
Label
Dirty Doc Ames and the scandal that shook Minneapolis, Erik Rivenes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781681340920
Lccn
2017053903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1002126449
Label
Dirty Doc Ames and the scandal that shook Minneapolis, Erik Rivenes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781681340920
Lccn
2017053903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1002126449

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