The Crescent City Lynchings: The Murder of Chief Hennessy, the New Orleans 'Mafia' Trials, and the Parish Prison Mob

By: Tom Smith

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Nearly a century before "The Godfather "and "The Sopranos "became American icons, a group of Italian immigrants and Italian Americans were accused of gunning down New Orleans police chief David Hennessy. Crescent City Lynchings is a compelling look at organized crime and the notorious anti-Italian mass lynching in the aftermath of the murder in turn-of-the-century New Orleans. The author presents an in-depth and nuanced account of the episode that popularized the term Mafia in the American lexicon.

Title: The Crescent City Lynchings: The Murder of Chief Hennessy, the New Orleans 'Mafia' Trials, and the Parish Prison Mob

Author Name: Tom Smith

Categories: NC,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Lyons Press: January 2007

ISBN Number: 1592289010

ISBN Number 13: 9781592289011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Like New

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed By Author

Seller ID: 20110321105913

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