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In russia, where there was a craze for illustrated detective paperbacks, such books were collectively known as pinkerton novels, or pinkertonovshchina. Allan pinkerton 18191884, a scotsman by birth and a barrelmaker by trade, settled in chicago in its infancy and founded the pinkertons, the worlds first detective agency. The pinkerton detective and the civil war spy essay by corey recko. Jun 17, 2015 way back in 1850, allan pinkerton started the very first private detective agency. Were constantly learning, educating, analyzing and sharing our expertise in an effort to push thought leadership in the risk management industry forward. Educated in public and private schools and notre dame college. The records of pinkerton s national detective agency were given to the library of congress by robert a.
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