THEE ALMIGHTY & INSANE: CHICAGO GANG BUSINESS CARDS FROM THE 1960'S & 1970'S edited by Braddon Johnson
Almighty & Insane Books, 2019, First edition. 66 pp., 5 1/2" X 8 1/4"
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. Includes 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. Destined to become a classic!