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Organizing crime in Chinatown : race and racketeering in New York City, 1890-1910

Author: Jeffrey Scott McIllwain
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study tests the conventional wisdom of academics, the media and the government about Chinese organized crime against the historical record and seeks to establish whether it is emerging,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Geschichte 1890-1910
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Scott McIllwain
ISBN: 0786416262 9780786416264
OCLC Number: 53232085
Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Race and the American Underworld --
Alien Conspiracy, Yellow Peril and the "Threat" Posed by "Non-Traditional" Organized Crime --
Social Networks and the Organization of Crime --
Social Networks and the Institutionalizing of Guanxi --
Organizing Crime on Gold Mountain --
The Four Vices and the Bachelor Society --
Chinese Syndicates: Prostitution and Opium --
Chinese Power Syndicates: Gambling and Muscle --
New York, New York --
New York After Chinatown --
Chinatown Vice and "The Bowery! The Bowery!" --
Setting the Stage for a Tong War --
The Gloves Come Off --
"The Dead Dove of Peace" --
Organized Crime and the American Experience --
Rethinking the Gangster Image.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Scott McIllwain.
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