The Business of Crime: Italians and Syndicate Crime in the United States

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University of Chicago Press, 15 apr. 1981 - 314 pagina's
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"Dr. Nelli . . . describes the kinds of crime that prevailed in Italian immigrant enclaves in America; like most American crime, then as now, Italian crime was one aspect of the so-called culture of urban poverty—boys graduated from street gangs to criminal gangs. None of these gangs were very big until Prohibition brought the Great Leap Forward, to a level that Dr. Nelli calls 'entrepreneurial crime.' His fine account makes sense of many murderous incidents, differentiates among places, and sketches individuals and the talents (Torrio's brains, Capone's brutality) that enabled them to rise in the underworld."—New Yorker

"A definitive history of organized crime in America."—American Historical Review
  

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Inhoudsopgave

Italys South and La Mala Vita
3
Italian Immigrants and Criminals in New Orleans
24
Hennessys Murder and the Mafia
47
The Black Hand
69
Early Ventures in Syndicate Crime
101
Prohibition Consolidation of the Syndicates
143
The Americanization of the Mobs
179
The Thirties No Depression for the Syndicates
219
The Summing Up And a Glimpse Beyond
254
CHAPTER NOTES
267
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE
303
INDEX
307
Copyright

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Over de auteur (1981)

Humbert S. Nelli is professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

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