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Mafia : the history of the mob in America. [Volume] 1, The prohibition years ; Birth of the American Mafia

Author: Bill KurtisDavid RoyleDavid OsterlundStephen R FoxArts and Entertainment Network.All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : A & E Home Video, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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This video takes a sobering look at how the 18th Amendment (outlawing the sale of alcohol in 1919) gave rise to the Jewish and Irish mafias - the ethnic gangs that first cornered the lucrative bootlegging market. It's followed by "Birth of the American Mafia," highlighting the arrival of the Italians from Sicily, with Al Capone and Lucky Luciano.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Kurtis; David Royle; David Osterlund; Stephen R Fox; Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video (Firm); Osterlund Company.
ISBN: 156501216X : 9781565012165
OCLC Number: 32173782
Notes: Volume 1 of 4 ; Episodes 1 & 2 of 5.
Based on the book: Blood and power / by Stephen Fox.
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Originally broadcast as a series on the television program: American justice; original series title: Target Mafia.
Credits: Producers-directors, David Osterlund, Edward Gray, David Meyer, David Royle ; "Target Mafia" series producer, David Royle ; "Target Mafia" executive producer, David Osterlund ; "American justice" series executive producers, Bill Kurtis, Jonathan Towers ; A & E executive producer, Michael Cascio.
Performer(s): Host: Bill Kurtis.
Description: 1 videocassette (100 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Target: Mafia.
Prohibition years.
Birth of the American Mafia.
Prohibition years ; Birth of the American Mafia
American justice (Television program)
Responsibility: Osterlund Company ; David Royle Productions ; in association with Arts & Entertainment Network.

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This video takes a sobering look at how the 18th Amendment (outlawing the sale of alcohol in 1919) gave rise to the Jewish and Irish mafias - the ethnic gangs that first cornered the lucrative bootlegging market. It's followed by "Birth of the American Mafia," highlighting the arrival of the Italians from Sicily, with Al Capone and Lucky Luciano.

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