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Allan Pinkerton
A look at Allan Pinkerton's successful detective agency.
# 140431 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865) , Criminology (General)

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Using an article which covers the life of Allan Pinkerton and the growth of his world-famous detective agency, this essay covers some of the major contriobutions of "The Pinkertons" from preventing a presumed assassination of the newly elected Abraham Lincoln.

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"In the world of the detective, many names pop up: Sherlock Homlmes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Maigret, among others. But these are fictional characters. One name that actually existed in real life is Allan Pinkerton. Geringer's article covers his life and the agency and the world-famous cases the agency solved and the many other areas of criminology and safeguarding citizens this agency has expanded to. However, this Scottish-born man achieved world-wide acclaim in the `1860's, according to Geringer's article: ""A man of great power of observation and courage, (Pinkerton) prevented an assassination attempt on...""

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