East Side-West Side: Organizing Crime in New York, 1930-50, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

East Side-West Side

Organizing Crime in New York, 1930-50, 1st Edition

By Alan Block


288 pages

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Paperback: 9780878559312
pub: 1983-01-30
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pub: 2017-09-22
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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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology