1st Edition

East Side-West Side
Organizing Crime in New York, 1930-50

ISBN 9780878559312
Published January 30, 1983 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Based on primary source documents, this historical study establishes the interconnections between private violence and political, social, and economic life in New York from 1930-1950. By describing and analyzing both the social world and social system of organized crime, Block provides a new perspective, one based on racial and ethnic stereotypes. The book provides a penetrating look at one of the most misunderstood aspects of American society, important for historians, criminologists and sociologists.