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Organized crime and american power : a history

Author: Michael Woodiwiss
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, cop. 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Woodiwiss argues that organized criminal activity has never been a serious threat to established economic and political power structures in the USA but more often a fluid, variable, and open-ended  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Woodiwiss
ISBN: 0802047009 9780802047007 9780802082787 0802082785
OCLC Number: 912193944
Description: 468 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Old world antecedents and the rise of American power --
Whitewash: racism, xenophobia, and the origins of 'organized crime' in the United States --
Organized crime and corporate power, 1865-1950 --
America's moral crusade and the organization of illegal markets, 1789-1950 --
Organized crime and the dumbing of American discourse, 1920 to the present --
Industrial and corporate racketeering, 1950 to the present --
Drugs: private enterprise and government bounty --
American power and the dumbing of global discourse.
Responsibility: Michael Woodiwiss.

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