From the Stacks: Vampires?

From the stacks-spookyWell, of course there are vampires in the stacks – they’re called grad students! But this time it is a book titled Vampires of New York (1831) by Clement Robbins. That would make any bored researcher sit up! Turns out it is a volume describing popular gambling card games and the gambling halls in New York in the early 1830s, presumably so that young men and law enforcement will know how to identify and shut down these sinful activities that suck the souls out of American youth. Nefarious!! Available on Hathitrust


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