Eminent gangsters : immigrants and the birth of organized crime in America / James Fentress
- Fentress, James
- Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 485 pages ; 23 cm
- Introduction : a new world -- Italian crime comes to America : Stoppaglieri and New Orleans -- New York : spoilsmen and reformers -- Italian crime in America : Mano Nera, Camorra and Mafia -- Expanding immigration : Chicago and the Levee -- Prohibition : the new Gold Rush -- Prohibition in Chicago : Johnnie Torrio, Al Capone, and the Beer War -- The underground at war: Part 1 -- from the fall of the Gennas to the Aiello uprising -- The underground at war: Part 2 -- many cities: from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to the Castellammarrese War -- The underground at war: Part 3 -- New York -- The underground at war: Part 4 -- The endgame -- The fall -- Conclusion: Why do we need organized crime anyway? -- Notes -- Index.
- 9780761852155 and 0761852158
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -475) and index.
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