Syndicate women: gender and networks in Chicago organized crime

Gender and organized crime -- Mapping Chicago's organized crime and illicit economies -- Chicago, crime, and the Progressive Era -- Syndicate women, 1900-1919 -- Chicago, crime, and the Prohibition Era -- Syndicate women, 1920-1933 -- The case for syndicate women.

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Main Author: Smith, Chris M. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press [2019]
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:Gender and organized crime -- Mapping Chicago's organized crime and illicit economies -- Chicago, crime, and the Progressive Era -- Syndicate women, 1900-1919 -- Chicago, crime, and the Prohibition Era -- Syndicate women, 1920-1933 -- The case for syndicate women.
"Syndicate Women uncovers a unique historical puzzle: women composed a substantial part of Chicago organized crime in the early 1900s before Prohibition, but during Prohibition, when criminal opportunities increased for men and women, women were largely excluded from organized crime. The US prohibition of the production, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages, from 1920 to 1933, dramatically altered the criminal landscape. During Prohibition, Chicago organized crime tripled in size, became a more centralized organization, spread geographically, surged in profits, and left women behind. Syndicate Women solves this puzzle by interrogating relational theories, historical data, and criminal networks"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xiii, 188 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme
ISBN:9780520300750
9780520300767