Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Historical Image of the Day

Notice for all gamblers to leave Vicksburg, Mississippi or face the consequences, 1835. In fact, several gamblers were killed when they did not follow this advice.

This is from Joshua Rothman's excellent article "The Hazards of the Flush Times: Gambling, Mob Violence, and the Anxieties of America's Market Revolution" which you can read in the latest issue of The Journal of American History