Review essay "The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913" by Steven A. Reiss. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2011

Steenshorne, Jennifer E.

Review essay of Steven Reiss's study of horse racing in New York. "Sport of Kings" traces the rise of horseracing in New York, its emerging dominance as a sport, efforts to police the sport, and the concurrent rise of legal and illegal gambling, set against the backdrop of Gilded Age politics and Progressive reform.

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