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Mafias on the MoveHow Organized Crime Conquers New Territories$
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Federico Varese

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691128559

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.001.0001

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Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880–1940

Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880–1940

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(p.101) Five Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880–1940
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Mafias on the Move
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Federico Varese

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0005

From the mid-nineteenth century, many Sicilians, including members of the mafia, were on the move. After sketching the contours of the mafia in Sicily in the nineteenth century, this chapter outlines the parallel history of Italian migration and mafia activities in New York City and Rosario, Argentina, and offers an analytic account of the diverging outcomes. Only in the North American city did a mafia that resembled the Sicilian one emerge. The Prohibition provided an enormous boost to both the personnel and power of Italian organized crime. The risk of punishment was low, the gains to be made were enormous, and there was no social stigma attached to this trade.

Keywords:   Italian organized crime, mafia, Sicily, New York City, Italian migration, Prohibition, Rosario

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