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Ohio's Black Hand syndicate : the birth of organized crime in America  Cover Image Book Book

Ohio's Black Hand syndicate : the birth of organized crime in America / David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker.


"Organized crime was born in the back of a fruit store in Marion. Before America saw headlines about the Capone Mob, the Purple Gang and Murder Inc., the specter of the Black Hand terrorized nearly every major city. Fears that the Mafia had reached our shores and infiltrated every Italian immigrant community kept police alert and citizens on edge. It was only a matter of time before these professed Robin Hoods formed a band. And when they did, the eyes of the world turned to Ohio, particularly when the local Black Hand outfit known as the Society of the Banana went on trial. Authors David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker unfold this first and nearly forgotten chapter on crime syndicate history"--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781467139762
  • ISBN: 1467139769
  • Physical Description: 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2018.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Black Hand (United States) > History.
Organized crime > Ohio > History.
Mafia > Ohio > History.
Crime > Ohio > History.
Ohio > History.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Galion Library 364.106 MEYE (Text) 35920505770709 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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