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Early Organized Crime in Detroit:
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: James Buccellato
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-30 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Though detectives denied it, the Italian mafia was operating in Detroit as early as 1900, and the city was forever changed. Bootleggers controlled the Detroit River and created a national distribution network for illegal booze during Prohibition. Gangsters, cops and even celebrities fell victim to the violence. Some politicians and
Motor City Mafia
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Scott M. Burnstein
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Presents a history of the Detroit mafia from its inception in the early 20th century and the formation of the local Italian mafia to the crime family's glory days to the downfall of their reign in the 1980s and 1990s.
Vinnitta: The Birth of the Detroit Mafia
Language: en
Authors: Daniel Waugh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-11 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

From the Author of Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit’s Notorious Purple Gang It was the winter of 1919, and it was the height of a gang war the Motor City hadn’t seen before. Detroit’s Mafia family had split into two factions, both vying to not only avenge ancient
The Elusive Purple Gang
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Gregory A. Fournier
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-29 - Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

The Elusive Purple Gang: Detroit's Kosher Nostra is a concise history of one of America's most notorious Prohibition gangs. The Burnstein brothers and their associates were the only Jewish gang in the United States to dominate the rackets of a major American city. From their meteoric rise to the top
Legendary Locals of Detroit, Michigan
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Paul Vachon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Detroit sports a very uneven background. The city dates from 1701, when Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac planted the flag of New France, some 75 years before America became a nation. Almost two-thirds of Detroit's history was spent as little more than a frontier military outpost--home to French farmers and