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Primary Source #3 Kansas City Massacre - Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd

Primary Source #3 Kansas City Massacre - Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd | Crime in 1930's | Scoop.it
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Vocabulary !

Words in the 1930's 

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1. Appearance- The way that someone or something looks.

2. Continuously- at every point; "The function is continuously differentiable"

3. Opportunity- A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

4. Americanized- (americanize) make American in character; "The year in the US has completely Americanized him".

5. Enforcement- the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to.

6. Disorganization- a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted.

7. Prohibition- The action of forbidding something, esp. by law.

8. Rhythmically- in a rhythmic manner; "the chair rocked rhythmically back and forth".

9. Descendants- A person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor.

10. Demographics- Statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it: "the demographics of book buyers"

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Historical #2 Al Capone

Historical #2 Al Capone | Crime in 1930's | Scoop.it
Al Capone came to Chicago and took over the mob, organizing crime during Prohibition and becoming the nation's most notorious gangster.
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Topic of Today #1 John Gotti, the Last Mafia Icon — Introduction — Crime Library on truTV.com

Topic of Today #1 John Gotti, the Last Mafia Icon — Introduction — Crime Library on truTV.com | Crime in 1930's | Scoop.it
Read about John Gotti, the last of the Hollywood-style Mafia icons, and New York's most powerful mob boss in recent history who was finally sentenced to life in prison.
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Primary Source #1 Crime in 20th Century Britain

Primary Source #1 Crime in 20th Century Britain | Crime in 1930's | Scoop.it
The history of crime in the twentieth century is inevitably dominated by the explosion of criminality in the last thirty years.
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Historical Topic #1 Bonnie and Clyde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well-known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. The "Barrow Gang" included at times Buck Barrow, Blanche Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, W.D. Jones, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fults, and Henry Methvin. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. The couple themselves were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.[1]

Even during their lifetimes, the couple's depiction in the press was at considerable odds with the hardscrabble reality of their life on the road—particularly in the case of Parker. Though she was present at a hundred or more felonies during her two years as Barrow's companion,[2] she was not the machine gun-wielding cartoon killer portrayed in the newspapers, newsreels, and pulp detective magazines of the day. Gang member W. D. Jones was unsure whether he had ever seen her fire at officers.[3][4] Parker's reputation as a cigar-smoking gun moll grew out of a playful snapshot found by police at an abandoned hideout, released to the press, and published nationwide; while she did chain-smoke Camel cigarettes, she was not a cigar smoker.[5]

Author-historian Jeff Guinn explains that it was the release of these very photos that put the outlaws on the media map and launched their legend: "John Dillinger had matinee-idol good looks and Pretty Boy Floyd had the best possible nickname, but the Joplin photos introduced new criminal superstars with the most titillating trademark of all—illicit sex. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were wild and young, and supposedly slept together. Without Bonnie, the media outside Texas might have dismissed Clyde as a gun-toting punk, if it ever considered him at all. With her sassy photographs, Bonnie supplied the sex-appeal, the oomph, that allowed the two of them to transcend the small-scale thefts and needless killings that actually comprised their criminal careers."[6]

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