The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931 / Edition 1

The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931 / Edition 1

by David Critchley
ISBN-10:
0415882575
ISBN-13:
9780415882576
Pub. Date:
03/25/2010
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931 / Edition 1

While the later history of the New York Mafia has received extensive attention, what has been conspicuously absent until now is an accurate and conversant review of the formative years of Mafia organizational growth. David Critchley examines the Mafia recruitment process, relations with Mafias in Sicily, the role of non-Sicilians in New York’s organized crime Families, kinship connections, the Black Hand, the impact of Prohibition, and allegations that a "new" Mafia was created in 1931. This book will interest historians, criminologists, and anyone fascinated by the American Mafia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415882576
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/25/2010
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 651,493
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A former British public sector employee, David Critchley received his doctorate from Liverpool John Moores University, and is the author of the 1984 bibliography International Perspectives on Organized Crime and of articles in the journal Global Crime and Chronicle, the magazine of the Historical Society of Michigan. His book The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931 is the product of 10 years of research both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Black Hand, Calabrians, and the Mafia 3. "First Family" of the New York Mafia 4. The Mafia and the Baff Murder 5. The Neapolitan Challenge 6. New York City in the 1920s 7. Castellammare War and "La Cosa Nostra" 8. Americanization and the Families 9. Localism, Tradition, and Innovation

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