Black Gangsters of Chicago

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-08-29
  • Publisher: Barricade Books Inc
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Less obvious than perhaps Al Capone, but perhaps even more vicious are the names of John Mushmouth Johnson, Jeff Fort and Larry Hoover from the Chicago underworld. Ron Chepesiuk reveals, for the first time, the stories of these African American gangsters who were every bit as powerful, intriguing and colorful as the Windy City's more famous white gangsters. Each page is more exciting than the previous as Ron Chepesiuk exposes never-before-known facts about the black gangsters that once ruled the Chicago streets.

Author Biography

Ron Chepesiuk is a journalism instructor in UCLA's Extension Division.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologuep. 1
The Rise of the Policy Kingsp. 7
All That Jazzp. 24
The Jones Boysp. 45
The Outfit Makes Its Movep. 64
Policy's New Erap. 83
In the Beginning: The Advent of the Vice Lordsp. 105
Angel of the 'Hoodp. 125
Behind Barsp. 150
The Terrorism Connectionp. 171
Taking Down the Chairmanp. 197
An Independent Nation of Crimep. 224
The Beat Goes Onp. 246
On the Movep. 267
Epiloguep. 287
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 319
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