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Organized crime in Chicago : beyond the Mafia

Author: Robert M Lombardo
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text offers an explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Robert M. Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America is a descendent of the Sicilian Mafia.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Lombardo
ISBN: 9780252094484 0252094484
OCLC Number: 1004351483
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2012.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Robert M. Lombardo.

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This text offers an explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Robert M. Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America is a descendent of the Sicilian Mafia.

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