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The two mafias : a transatlantic history, 1888-2008

Author: Salvatore Lupo
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Series: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For many people, the term 'mafia' connotes a vast and powerful organization originating exclusively in southern Italy. In this bracing new history, however, renowned Italian historian Salvatore Lupo argues that a realistic understanding of the mafia phenomenon must avoid two seemingly opposed and persistent depictions: one of a single octopus extending its tentacles from Sicily to envelop the world, the other of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Salvatore Lupo
ISBN: 9781137491350 1137491353
OCLC Number: 909321118
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Translation of the author's Quando la mafia trovò l'America.
Description: 236 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Amid the great flood of migrants --
Roaring twenties --
History and myths of organized crime --
The new world and the old world at war --
Looking for and at the enemy --
The last Sicilian wave --
Mafia's ideology.
Series Title: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Other Titles: Quando la mafia trovò l'America.
Responsibility: Salvatore Lupo.

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A realistic understanding of the mafia must avoid depictions both of a monolithic organization and of localized, isolated groups. Here, renowned historian Salvatore Lupo analyzes the mafia as a  Read more...

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