Gangs of new york plot

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The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury

The Gangs of New York has long been hand-passed among its cult readership. It is a tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence cobbled, as Luc Sante has written, from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in films like The Godfather.
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Immediately after the battle of Gettysburg, in which so many soldiers died, President Lincoln needed more men to fight for the North. Draft laws were passed to fill the gap, but wealthy people were able to buy their way out of conscription. Recent immigrants to the city, mostly Irish, were outraged. The July riots of claimed nearly 1, lives. At the time, the city had numerous gangs.

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Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" rips up the postcards of American history and reassembles them into a violent, blood-soaked story of our bare-knuckled past. The New York it portrays in the years between the s and the Civil War is, as a character observes, "the forge of hell," in which groups clear space by killing their rivals. Competing fire brigades and police forces fight in the streets, audiences throw rotten fruit at an actor portraying Abraham Lincoln, blacks and Irish are chased by mobs, and Navy ships fire on the city as the poor riot against the draft.
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  1. Charlie Z. says:

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  2. Kemberley N. says:

    In , Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. When his father is.

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  5. Marin R. says:

    At the beginning, there are two main gangs in New York. One, is the "Natives", who were born there. The other one is the "Irish" gang, who immigrated from.

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