The Luciano Myth and the Institution of Cosa Nostra

Few criminals have enjoyed the notoriety and fascination that Lucky Luciano has, both in life and in death. Born in Sicily around 1897 as Salvatore Lucania, he, like so many other turn-of-the-Century immigrants, would soon cross the Atlantic for the bustling streets of New York City - a metropolis teeming with both newly found promise …

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Republication: New York’s early Italian gangs, from GangRule.com

Hello avid readers, Apologies for so much time between posts. As we work on another one of our in-depth examinations of institutionalized criminality we thought it pertinent to give you something else to chew on while you wait. To this end, we have drummed up some of the best work on the early Italian gang …

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