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Books for Research
The Trial of Gangster Al Capone by
Call Number: 345.73 TRE
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Author Karen L. Trespacz introduces readers to the life and times of gangster Al Capone in Chicago. The focus then shifts to the U.S. government's plan to charge Capone with tax evasion, failure to pay his taxes. This was the only criminal charge officials could prove Capone had committed. Capone's time in jail as a model prisoner and his death are also detailed.
Call Number: 363.4 BLU
Publication Date: 2011-05-24
It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off--when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze. Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye.
Popular Culture: 1920-1939 by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Who were the flappers? What were "talkies?" What was the Harlem Renaissance? Covers the effect of prohibition and the newfound freedom of women on the popular culture of the era.
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Database Articles for Research
The gangster era is a period in American history in the 1920s and 1930s that was characterized by a well-publicized and dramatic rise in crime throughout the United States. It was largely driven by various social, economic, and political factors...
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is widely believed to have been carried out by Al Capone and his gang, although this was never proven in court. The photographer is unknown.
Documentaries for Research