The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang

The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang
Chicago Review Press
  • erschienen am 6. Januar 2011
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 294 Seiten
978-1-55652-845-3 (ISBN)
In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone Nation stands out among the most notorious street gangs. But how did teens from a poverty-stricken Chicago neighborhood build a powerful organization that united 21 individual gangs into a virtual nation? Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams answer this and other questions in a provocative tale that features a colorful cast of characters from white do-gooders, black nationalists, and community organizers to overzealous law enforcement. The U.S. government funded the Nation. Louis Farrakahn hired the gang--renamed the El Rukns in a tribute to Islam--as his Angels of Death. Fifteen years before 9/11, the government convicted the gang of plotting terrorist acts with Libyan leader Mu'ammar Gadhafi; currently, founding member Jeff Fort is serving a triple life sentence. An exciting story about the evolution of a gang, the book is an expose of how minority crime is targeted as well as a timely look at urban violence
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
20 b/w photos & 2 maps
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
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  • Dicke: 27 mm
  • 557 gr
978-1-55652-845-3 (9781556528453)
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