ExplorationoftheMafia.<br />FrancesoCastiglia with his parents, c. 1907; http://www.lacndb.com<br />Coming to America, the...
First Landing?<br />Where did Mafia-related activity FIRST occur in the United States?<br />It’s not where you think….<br ...
The Big Easy – New Orleans<br />Mafia-related activity as early as 1860s<br />New Orleans location<br />Weather/Climate si...
General Trends <br />Who emigrates?<br />Historical trends<br />Shifting trends<br />Ellis Island (from Latin American Stu...
America @ the Turn of the 20th Century<br />Population –<br />Average annual income of…. <br />Life expectancy for Whites ...
Immigrants of Interest<br />Salvatore Lucania<br />Francesco Castiglia<br />MajerSuchowlinski<br />Vito Genovese<br />Gius...
Salvatore Lucania<br />Born, 1897 LercardiaFriddi, Sicily<br />Immigrated in 1907 w/ family<br />Americanized Name:  Charl...
Francesco Castiglia<br />Born, 1891 Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy<br />Immigrated in 1895 w/ mother and brother, to rejoin hi...
MajerSuchowlinski<br />Born, 1902 Grodno, Russian Empire (Poland)<br />Immigrated in 1911 w/ family & settled on the lower...
Vito Genovese<br />Born, 1897 Naples, Italy<br />Immigrated in 1916<br />Joined “Joe the Boss” Masseria’s organization<br ...
Giuseppe Antonio Doto<br />Born, 1902 Montemarano, Italy<br />Immigrated illegally in 1915 as a stow-a-way<br />Americaniz...
Umberto Anastasio<br />Born, 1902 Tropea, Italy<br />Immigrated in 1917 w/ two brothers; Anthony and Giuseppe<br />Settled...
7<br />Together with…<br />Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (born 1906, Brooklyn, New York)<br />Form the leadership of the<br />GA...
Enter: PROHIBITION<br />Arnold Rothstein“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
18th Amendment - Prohibition<br />“the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importatio...
 The Ultimate Grudge Match <br />Giuseppe “Joe the Boss’ Masseria c. 1929<br />Don Salvatore Maranzano, c. 1926<br />The ‘...
References<br />La CosaNostra Database - http://lacndb.com/<br />The American Mafia – New Orleans Crime Bosses: http://www...
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  1. 1. ExplorationoftheMafia.<br />FrancesoCastiglia with his parents, c. 1907; http://www.lacndb.com<br />Coming to America, the Land of Opportunity<br />
  2. 2. First Landing?<br />Where did Mafia-related activity FIRST occur in the United States?<br />It’s not where you think….<br />Not New York<br />Not Boston<br />Not Philadelphia or Detroit<br />
  3. 3. The Big Easy – New Orleans<br />Mafia-related activity as early as 1860s<br />New Orleans location<br />Weather/Climate similar to Sicily<br />Isolated from other organizations<br />For further reading….<br />http://www.onewal.com/maf-b-no.html<br />Left to right, Carlos Marcello (Boss, New Orleans), Santos Trafficante, Jr. (Boss, Florida), Frank Ragano (Attorney): taken from Drugwar.com, http://www.drugwar.com/ciasyndicate.shtm<br />
  4. 4. General Trends <br />Who emigrates?<br />Historical trends<br />Shifting trends<br />Ellis Island (from Latin American Studies Organization website)http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/ellis-island.htm (below) <br />Source: 2001 Statistical Yearbook of Immigrationand Naturalization Service (left)<br />
  5. 5. America @ the Turn of the 20th Century<br />Population –<br />Average annual income of…. <br />Life expectancy for Whites –<br />For African Americans – <br />Number of cars in the country?<br />76 Million<br />$3,000<br />48 years<br />33 years<br />8,000<br />Data provided by United States Census Bureau, 1900 United States Census<br />http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/1900.html<br />
  6. 6. Immigrants of Interest<br />Salvatore Lucania<br />Francesco Castiglia<br />MajerSuchowlinski<br />Vito Genovese<br />Giuseppe Antonio Doto<br />Umberto Anastasio<br />Italian immigrants arriving in New York City early 1900s (i-italy.org Blogs)<br />
  7. 7. Salvatore Lucania<br />Born, 1897 LercardiaFriddi, Sicily<br />Immigrated in 1907 w/ family<br />Americanized Name: Charles “Lucky” Luciano<br />Settled in a Jewish neighborhood<br />Charged w/ shoplifting at age 10<br />So-called ‘Father’ of the American Mafia<br />Luciano @ the top of his game “LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  8. 8. Francesco Castiglia<br />Born, 1891 Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy<br />Immigrated in 1895 w/ mother and brother, to rejoin his father<br />Americanized Name: Frank Costello<br />Settled in East Harlem<br />Joined a gang by age 13<br />Came to be known as the “Prime Minister” of the Mob<br />A young Frank Costello“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  9. 9. MajerSuchowlinski<br />Born, 1902 Grodno, Russian Empire (Poland)<br />Immigrated in 1911 w/ family & settled on the lower-east side of Manhattan<br />Americanized Name: Meyer Lansky<br />Met Luciano in grade school; refusing to pay protection money<br />Partnered with Ben Siegel to run the “Bug & Meyer Mob”<br />Meyer Lansky“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  10. 10. Vito Genovese<br />Born, 1897 Naples, Italy<br />Immigrated in 1916<br />Joined “Joe the Boss” Masseria’s organization<br />Befriended Luciano and others in the early 1920s<br />Vito Genovese as Luciano’s underboss“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  11. 11. Giuseppe Antonio Doto<br />Born, 1902 Montemarano, Italy<br />Immigrated illegally in 1915 as a stow-a-way<br />Americanized Name: Joe Adonis<br />Settled in Brooklyn<br />Began making money as a pick-pocket and thief<br />Joe Adonis“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  12. 12. Umberto Anastasio<br />Born, 1902 Tropea, Italy<br />Immigrated in 1917 w/ two brothers; Anthony and Giuseppe<br />Settled in Brooklyn; took up petty-crimes to make a living<br />Convicted of murder in 1920<br />Infiltration of the Longshoremen<br />Mugshot from “LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  13. 13. 7<br />Together with…<br />Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (born 1906, Brooklyn, New York)<br />Form the leadership of the<br />GANG<br />Ben Siegel shown in a 1928 mugshot“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  14. 14. Enter: PROHIBITION<br />Arnold Rothstein“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  15. 15. 18th Amendment - Prohibition<br />“the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. “<br />The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution<br />
  16. 16. The Ultimate Grudge Match <br />Giuseppe “Joe the Boss’ Masseria c. 1929<br />Don Salvatore Maranzano, c. 1926<br />The ‘modern’ Mafia emerges<br />Photo credits:“LCNDB” La Cosa Nostra Database (lacndb.com) <br />
  17. 17. References<br />La CosaNostra Database - http://lacndb.com/<br />The American Mafia – New Orleans Crime Bosses: http://www.onewal.com/maf-b-no.html<br />Drugwar.com, http://www.drugwar.com/ciasyndicate.shtm<br /> Ellis Island (from Latin American Studies Organization website)http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/ellis-island.htm<br /> Source: 2001 Statistical Yearbook of Immigrationand Naturalization Service <br />United States Census Bureau, 1900 United States Census http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/1900.html<br />i-italy.org Blogs<br />Wikipedia, The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution<br />

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