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The Kosher Capones: A History of Chicago's Jewish Gangsters

Joe Kraus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747311
eISBN:
9781501747335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747311.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the fascinating story of Chicago’s Jewish gangsters from Prohibition into the 1980s. The book traces these gangsters through the lives, criminal careers, and conflicts of Benjamin ... More


The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics

Lisa L. Miller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190228705
eISBN:
9780190228729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228705.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Scholars and laypersons alike routinely express doubt about the ability of democratic publics to adequately assess risk and to respond rationally when emotionally charged issues like crime are on the ... More


The Black Counterpublic Emerges

Robert Cassanello

in To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044194
eISBN:
9780813046495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044194.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

As blacks were pushed out of the public sphere, they organized a clandestine political action network that was most successful in its effort to thwart potential lynchings and mob violence directed at ... More


Will the Afro-American Return to Africa?

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0034
Subject:
History, African-American History

African Americans had at various times debated the idea of emigration outside of the United States, especially in the 1850s and the 1890s. Although Fortune was a supporter of African independence, he ... More


Mass Publics, Crime, and Democratic Politics

Lisa L. Miller

in The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190228705
eISBN:
9780190228729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228705.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides an overview of the book’s central claims and a framework for empirically assessing the conventional causal narrative about the relationship between crime, mass publics, and ... More


Iola

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Ida. B. Wells's crusade against Negro lynching and other abuses. Illinois newspapers adhering to the Democratic Party almost invariably treated the Negroes with undisguised ... More


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