Synopsis by Karen Solomon
This third video in a four-part series from an A&E television series seeks to document how organized crime took hold in the U.S. and how it changed with the times. The program explores how organized crime attempted to wrestle control of the unions from the Communists. Political connections and mass penetration into the work force are explored. Vintage newsreels and Hollywood re-enactments of mob life tell the story, with narration by Bill Kurtis. In addition, a series of flamboyant Mafia historians and enthusiasts give interviews, first-hand accounts, and analyses that fill in the gaps. This collection provides a broad overview of one of the most popular facets of criminology.
gangster, organized-crime, Prohibition