Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America

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Morrow, 1989 - Political Science - 512 pages
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This is the first general account by a professional historian of American organized crime from the 1920s to the 1980s. Primary sources include manuscript collections, congressional hearings and interviews. 30 photos.

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"WASP anxiety'' regarding immigrant criminals resulted in Prohibition--13 years which successfully transformed local gangs into the national criminal networks of today. With this as his thesis and ... Read full review

Contents

TWO The Fork in the Road
52
THREE Their Own World
77
FOUR The WASP Response
130
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About the author (1989)

Stephen Fox is an independent scholar who lives in Massachusetts. He has written such highly praised books as "The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators" and "Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America.

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