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Biography of Allan Pinkerton2Write a 500- to 700-word biography of Allan Pinkerton focusing on the overlap between private and public security in the career of Pinkerton and the development of the Pinker-ton Detective Agency. Include the following: A history of Pinkerton’s career as a law enforcement official The major events involving the Pinkerton Detective Agency during Pinkerton’s lifetime The impact of the Agency’s innovations on law enforcement and the private security industry Allan Pinkerton was born August 25, 1819 in Glasgow, Scotland. His father was a police sergeant who died when Allan was a child, leaving the family in poverty. Allan worked as a cooper and was involved in Chartism, “a mass movement that sought polit-ical and social reform,” (Bio, 2012). His activities resulted in a warrant for his arrest. In 1842 he fled to the United States, settling in Chicago. He later moved to a nearby town of Dundee in Kane county and set up a cooper's shop there. While cutting wood one

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