American Gangsters Then And Now An Encyclopedia

Author: Nate Hendley
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313354529
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A detailed compendium of American gangsters and gangs from the end of the Civil War to the present day. • Comprises 50 alphabetically organized entries on American gangsters and gangs from the post-Civil War era to the present • Offers a wealth of primary sources, including newspaper articles dating back to the 1880s and FBI files obtained by the author • Includes photographs of prominent American gangsters and the aftermaths of their crimes • Presents a glossary of gangster slang, past and present • Provides a comprehensive index
American Gangsters, Then and Now: An Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Nate Hendley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-23 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A detailed compendium of American gangsters and gangs from the end of the Civil War to the present day. • Comprises 50 alphabetically organized entries on American gangsters and gangs from the post-Civil War era to the present • Offers a wealth of primary sources, including newspaper articles dating back
Big Apple Gangsters
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Jeffrey Sussman
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The great founding figures of organized crime in the 20th century were born and bred in New York City, and the city was the basis of their operations. Beginning with Prohibition and going on through many illegal activities the mob became a major force and its tentacles reached into virtually
The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Nate Hendley
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-06 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book examines a broad range of infamous scams, cons, swindles, and hoaxes throughout American history—and considers why human gullibility continues in an age of easy access to information. • Explores figures such as "Yellow Kid" Weil, Charles Ponzi, Orson Welles, and Frank Abagnale, among others • Provides insight into
Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Herbert C. Covey
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-23 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book provides a concise and engaging examination of the subculture of the Crips and Bloods—the notorious street gangs that started in Los Angeles, but have now spread throughout the United States. • Includes a timeline of significant events related to the counterculture • Offers a bibliography of print and
100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Mary Cross
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-07 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.