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Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1960s & 1970s

Brandon Johnson (Author)

Back due to popular demand, Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1960s & 1970s presents a selection of old and rare Chicago gang compliment cards from the North and West Sides made during the 1960s & (mostly) 1970s.

This book documents a collection of historical ephemera from a period of time in which city-orchestrated displacement, the loss of industry, and racial antagonism created socioeconomic conditions that led to the formation and expansion of gangs in the streets, parks, and schools of Chicago.

70+ enlarged reproductions of original compliment cards listing members, territories, slogans, and declarations of loyalty/animosity, are brought to the forefront for examination and interpretation.

Hardback, clothbound, 96 pages
Published by Almighty & Insane books (2019)
ISBN 9780578463773
14 x 21 x1.5 cm