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Author Schneider, Stephen, 1963-

Title Iced : the story of organized crime in Canada / Stephen Schneider

Publ Info Mississauga, Ont. : Wiley, [2009]
 RWU Main Library  HV6453.C2 S36 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV6453 C2 S36 2009    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HV6453.C2 S36 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 600 pages : illustrations, map, facsimiles ; 23 cm
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Note Includes index
Contents Part I. Antecedents (1596-1907): Shiver me northern timbers; pirates and privateers of Atlantic Canada -- Outlaws on the Canadian plains; bank robbers, horse thieves, cattle rustlers, smugglers, swindlers, whiskey traders, and other varmints -- Part II. Genesis (1908-1933): The black hand of death; extortion and violence in Canada's early Italian communities -- Canadian vice; dope peddlers, white slavers, and fantan operators -- Speakeasy or die; organized crime in the era of prohibition -- Part III. Ascendance (1934-1984): La Cosa Nostra comes to Canada; the ascendancy of the Italian Mafia in North America -- Âllo police; the Montreal Mafia and other crimes organisés in Quebec -- The undertaker, the three Dons, the enforcer, and other tales of the Mafiosi in Ontario -- Part IV. Proliferation (1985-2006): Challenging the Mafia hegemony; the expansion, proliferation, and internationalization of organized crime -- A strange and terrible Canadian saga; the Hells Angels and other outlaw motorcycle gangs -- Sword of the Triad It's raining corpses in Chinatown! Asian organized crime in Canada -- A different kind of snow; the Colombian Cartels come north -- Return of the Italians; the Canadian connection, redux
LC subject Organized crime -- Canada -- History
Pirates -- Canada -- History
Outlaws -- Canada -- History
Criminals -- Canada -- History
Crime -- Canada -- History
ISBN 9780470835005 (pbk.)
0470835001 (pbk.)