Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “African American Organized Crime: A Social History” as Want to Read:
African American Organized Crime: A Social History
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

African American Organized Crime: A Social History

0.0  ·  Rating Details ·  0 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
While stories of organized crime most often dwell on groups like the Mafia and Chinese Triad or Tongs, African Americans also have a long history of organized crime. Why have scholars and journalists paid so little attention to African American organized crime? What can a history of these criminal networks teach us about the social, political, and economic challenges that ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Rutgers University Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about African American Organized Crime, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about African American Organized Crime

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-23 of 23)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dan
Nov 14, 2013 Dan rated it really liked it
A critique of the Mafia-obsessed view of organized crime in U.S. criminology and also a passionate denunciation of the poor economic conditions and racism the authors argue has led to the extreme violence and chaos in the inner-city ghettos of the 90s. The authors trace Black crime from the benign illegal lotteries which proliferated in big cities after the great northward migration following the Civil War to the drug trafficking crews of today. Rather than explain away or condone the drug-fuele ...more
Tasasha
Tasasha marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2015
Lucas
Lucas marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2015
Rhonda
Rhonda marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2015
Kurt
Kurt rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2014
La'Tonya Rease Miles
La'Tonya Rease Miles rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2014
David Mumford
David Mumford marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2013
Collette
Collette marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2013
Velma Robinson
Velma Robinson marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2013
Lorraine
Lorraine marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2013
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2013
"KayFey"
"KayFey" rated it liked it
Apr 24, 2016
Ole-martin
Ole-martin rated it liked it
Apr 29, 2015
Jessica
Jessica is currently reading it
Mar 21, 2012
J.k.
J.k. rated it really liked it
Mar 01, 2012
Michael Strode
Michael Strode marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2012
Aaron Benarroch
Aaron Benarroch marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2011
Rashid Darden
Rashid Darden marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2011
Chris
Chris rated it liked it
Sep 17, 2011
Nikhil P. Freeman
Nikhil P. Freeman marked it as to-read
May 25, 2009
Melvin
Melvin rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2008
Aberjhani
Aberjhani rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2007
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book