Morrissey vs. Poole

Morrissey vs. Poole : Politics, Prizefighting and the Murder of Bill the Butcher

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On July 26, 1854, World Prizefighting Champion John Morrissey challenged part-time prize-fighter and New York Whig enforcer William "Bill the Butcher" Poole to a street fight. The fight at the Amos Street Pier proved a humilation for the champion. The bad blood between the Tammany Hall enforcers led by Morrissey and Know-Nothing enforcers led by Poole culiminated in Stanwix Hall on February 25, 1855. The outcome would lead to three trials and a twenty-year campaign to rebuild a more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514782766
  • 9781514782767

About MR Ken Zimmerman Jr

Ken Zimmerman Jr. is a married father of three, who lives in the St. Louis, MO Metro Area. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in History from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to these interests and genealogy, he is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in several other martial more

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