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The Resource The neighborhood outfit : organized crime in Chicago Heights, Louis Corsino

The neighborhood outfit : organized crime in Chicago Heights, Louis Corsino

Label
The neighborhood outfit : organized crime in Chicago Heights
Title
The neighborhood outfit
Title remainder
organized crime in Chicago Heights
Statement of responsibility
Louis Corsino
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the slot machine trust of the early 1900s to the prolific Prohibition era bootleggers allied with Al Capone, and for decades beyond, organized crime in Chicago Heights, Illinois, represented a vital component of the Chicago Outfit. Louis Corsino taps interviews, archives, government documents, and his own family's history to tell the story of the Chicago Heights "boys" and their place in the city's Italian American community in the twentieth century. Debunking the popular idea of organized crime as a uniquely Italian enterprise, Corsino delves into the social and cultural forces that contributed to illicit activities. As he shows, discrimination blocked opportunities for Italians' social mobility and the close-knit Italian communities that arose in response to such limits produced a rich supply of social capital Italians used to pursue alternative routes to success that ranged from Italian grocery stores to union organizing to, on occasion, crime"--
  • "This project examines a longstanding organizational component of the Chicago Outfit known as the Chicago Heights "boys." The author aims to unravel the mix of social and cultural discriminations against Italians in the early part of the last century; to highlight the consequential structural and cultural characteristics that emerged within the local Italian population; and to examine the appropriation of these group characteristics as forms of social capital by segments of this population. Corsino traces the Chicago Heights operation from its beginning in the early 1900s through the post-World War II era. He presents the Chicago Heights Italian communities as a vibrant ethnic enclave with a close knit social network, a cluster of shared values and experiences, and an "Italian" identity. Depicting an Italian tie to organized crime in its local, concrete, and contingent context, he argues that the same social forces that produced Italian grocery stores, Italian mutual aid societies, and an Italian involvement in union organizing activity also produced this Italian association with the "mob." Drawing upon interviews, government documents, census data, secondary sources, and close acquaintance with the Chicago Heights context, this study shows how organized crime was embedded in the interaction between the Italian population and the Chicago Heights community"--
Assigning source
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corsino, Louis
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organized crime
  • Italian Americans
  • Chicago Heights (Ill.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Italian Americans
  • Organized crime
  • Illinois
Label
The neighborhood outfit : organized crime in Chicago Heights, Louis Corsino
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Chicago Heights and organized crime -- ch. 2. Were they pushed? Cultural, political, and economic discrimination -- ch. 3. Did they jump? Labor organizations, mutual-aid societies, and ethnic businesses -- ch. 4. You can't shoot everyone
Control code
ocn894227411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096662
Lccn
2014018821
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66bvbf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894227411
Label
The neighborhood outfit : organized crime in Chicago Heights, Louis Corsino
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Chicago Heights and organized crime -- ch. 2. Were they pushed? Cultural, political, and economic discrimination -- ch. 3. Did they jump? Labor organizations, mutual-aid societies, and ethnic businesses -- ch. 4. You can't shoot everyone
Control code
ocn894227411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096662
Lccn
2014018821
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66bvbf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894227411

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