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Wicked Albany: Lawlessness & Liquor in the Prohibition Era

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Synopsis:

Albany, New York, experienced massive upheaval when the Volstead Act of 1919 established Prohibition. Crime already proliferated in the capital of the Empire State, with rival political machines stooping to corruption and the mob with their heavy-handed powers of persuasion. As it did nationwide, Prohibition in Albany served merely to force alcohol-related commerce underground and lawlessness and violence to the forefront of city activity. Frankie Bailey, criminal justice professor and crime historian, and noted sociologist and criminal justice activist Alice Green chronicle this evolution of iniquity in Albany, relying on archival records and examining the greater social impact of the city's moral dissolution. Whether you're looking for sociological analysis or pure guilty pleasure, you'll find it in Wicked Albany.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596294936
Publisher:
History Press
Subject:
History
Author:
Bailey, Frankie Y.
Author:
Green, Alice P.
Subject:
Prohibition
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/20s
Subject:
Prohibition - New York (State) - Albany -
Subject:
Albany (N.Y.) Social conditions.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.06x6.06x.37 in. .55 lbs.

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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
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"Synopsis" by , Albany, New York, experienced massive upheaval when the Volstead Act of 1919 established Prohibition. Crime already proliferated in the capital of the Empire State, with rival political machines stooping to corruption and the mob with their heavy-handed powers of persuasion. As it did nationwide, Prohibition in Albany served merely to force alcohol-related commerce underground and lawlessness and violence to the forefront of city activity. Frankie Bailey, criminal justice professor and crime historian, and noted sociologist and criminal justice activist Alice Green chronicle this evolution of iniquity in Albany, relying on archival records and examining the greater social impact of the city's moral dissolution. Whether you're looking for sociological analysis or pure guilty pleasure, you'll find it in Wicked Albany.
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