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Wicked Albany: Lawlessness and Liquor in the Prohibition Era Frankie Y. Bailey

Wicked Albany: Lawlessness and Liquor in the Prohibition Era

Frankie Y. Bailey

Published February 13th 2012
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Kindle Edition
128 pages
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 About the Book 

Albany, New York, experienced massive upheaval when the Volstead Act of 1919 established Prohibition. Crime already proliferated in the capital of the Empire State, with rival political machines stooping to corruption and the mob with their heavy-handed powers of persuasion. As it did nationwide, Prohibition in Albany served merely to force alcohol-related commerce underground and lawlessness and violence to the forefront of city activity.