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Gangsters and Organized Crime in Jewish Chicago
     

Gangsters and Organized Crime in Jewish Chicago

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by Alex Garel-Frantzen
 

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Al Capone. The Untouchables. The Valentine's Day massacre. You may think you know everything about the Roaring Twenties in the Windy City, but in the early twentieth century, the harsh environment of the Maxwell Street ghetto produced a proliferation of Jewish gangsters involved in everything from labor racketeering to white slavery. Their illegal activity

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Al Capone. The Untouchables. The Valentine's Day massacre. You may think you know everything about the Roaring Twenties in the Windy City, but in the early twentieth century, the harsh environment of the Maxwell Street ghetto produced a proliferation of Jewish gangsters involved in everything from labor racketeering to white slavery. Their illegal activity offended their own community's value system and sparked rifts between Reform and Orthodox Jews. It also ignited tensions between city officials and Jewish leaders, indelibly marked the gentile population's perception of Chicago's Jews and shaped the city's West Side for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626191938
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
True Crime
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,330,418
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


A resident of Buffalo Grove, a Chicago suburb, Alex graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he was awarded the Department of History Scholarship for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis and the Martha Belle Barrett Scholarship for Undergraduate Academic Excellence.

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