Ohio's Black Hand Syndicate: The Birth of Organized Crime in America

Ohio's Black Hand Syndicate: The Birth of Organized Crime in America


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467139762
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/09/2018
Series: True Crime
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 516,799
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A graduate of Miami and Ohio State Universities, DAVID MEYERS has written a number of local histories and various works for the stage. Among the former are Columbus: The Musical Crossroads and Ohio Jazz, while the latter include The Last Christmas Carol, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Condominium Association and The Last Oz Story. He has a background in adult and juvenile corrections.

ELISE MEYERS WALKER is a graduate of Hofstra University and served on the boards of the Columbus Historical Society and the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville. She and her father have previously collaborated on Central Ohio's Historic Prisons, Historic Columbus Crimes, Look to Lazarus, Columbus State Community College, Inside the Ohio Penitentiary, Kahiki Supper Club, Wicked Columbus and Carrying Coal to Columbus.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 A Rather Good Thing 15

2 Wide Open and Unguarded 23

3 Seeds of the Maffia 31

4 Alive if You Can 40

5 What's in a Name? 48

6 Your Cat and Goat 56

7 Best Day's Work 63

8 The Signal of Death 71

9 The Great Bugaboo 80

10 The While Hand Society 88

11 Safe in Helltown 94

12 Death on the Doorstep 101

13 Bring a Live Chicken 110

14 Day of Reckoning 117

15 I'd Die First 127

16 Bad English 136

17 The Trial: Week One 146

18 The Trial: Week Two 153

19 The Other Hand 161

Appendix: Bylaws and Regulations 171

Notes 175

Bibliography 191

Index 195

About the Authors 205

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