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songfests where the Clan gathered round the piano and belted out tunes, their voices well lubricated by Fuqua’s ever reliable bootlegger.20 8 6 t o g e t h e r a g a i n s t t h e w o r l d Margaret wrote earnestly about the importance of the Clan. Significantly, Clan members invited the Landacres into deeper explorations of their emo- tional and psychological lives. Despite the Depression’s often “really grim times,” Margaret noted, the Landacres were not only surviving but enjoy- ing themselves and “getting ourselves ‘sorted’ emotionally.” While the cou- ple was

to the Alcatraz dungeon twice.” He was allowed to testify “for reasons not discernable to lay observers” to a wide variety of matters that had been introduced by other convicts, through the “bootleg” method of answering defense attorney’s loaded questions over the objections of the U.S. attorney.32 3 1 8 R E S I S T E R S A N D P U B L I C E N E M I E S O N T H E R O C K O U T L A W S A M O N G O U T L A W S 3 1 9 Waley’s intent was not only to help Young but to expose the “damn lies” of James Bennett that the dungeons had never been used. Antici- pating a negative

for the village ’s misnamed “agricultural” cooperative, founded under the Communist aegis during the anti-Japanese war.43 Similarly, in parts of eastern Henan, increased salinization of the soil after the Yellow River shift rendered much of the land largely or completely useless for agri- culture. But it facilitated a boom in bootleg salt production and later in various other sideline activities that used salt: tanning, pickling, and even the making of explosives. (China had a government salt monopoly, both under the empire and the Republic, which imported heavily

sponsors made it a hub of Vietnamese resettlement. Saigon’s Can- tonese-speaking population, which had access to resources in North America and Asia outside the reach of other Vietnamese, had the easiest time opening restaurants and markets that could ap- peal to the existing Chinese American population and the emerging Vietnamese one. In 1976, one could shop at Man Wah Company, just off College Street in Chinatown, for bootlegged Vietnamese music cassettes, Chinese herbal medicine, Vietnamese periodicals and books, fish sauce from Thailand, pickled

number of causes that enter into homicide. For instance, the growth of Ku Klux Klanism has produced a good many by intensifying religious differ- ences. Prohibition has been the cause of many of them. The jails in many places are fi lled with violators of the prohibition law, some of them for murders as between different gangs of bootleggers. They will increase as long as there is prohibition. At least I don’t want people to stop bootlegging. Liberty is worth fi ghting for. Strikes and lock-outs cause them. The cheapening of the value of life by the great war

popularity. Arbuckle held the party at the St. Francis Hotel on Labor Day, 1921. An actress named Virginia Rappe and two other Angelenos, Maude Delmont and Al Semnacher, were among the fi rst to arrive, around noon. Still wearing pajamas, Arbuckle greeted the trio with a pitcher of bootleg gin and orange juice. Within the hour, the comedian requested a phonograph be brought in to entertain the dozen or so guests who crowded the suite’s reception room. Happy revelers later recalled in court a “royal good time, dancing and kidding and drinking,” with Arbuckle “at

evade orders, claiming that President Hò’s abrogation had not ended the validity of a 1921 French edict forbidding people from distilling spirits. Customs agents con- tinued to search for and confi scate bootleg liquor (ruhu lãu), sometimes backed up by specifi c Northern Committee or Interior Ministry instructions. In August, the Customs Bureau requested the Northern Committee to order the Hung Yên committee to stop unfettered distilling of spirits in the province. Instead, three days later, the Northern Committee told all provinces that farmers could distill

the fi rst time to the music of Sixto Rodriguez, who lived in obscurity in Detroit for decades without realizing that bootlegged copies of his music had made him a legend in South Africa. Aft er the fi lm, sales of his debut album, Cold Fact (1970), soared in the United States—over forty years aft er its original release. Today its songs are being plucked out of con- text and included on mixtapes. And it’s great music! But without the docu- mentary, it would mostly be forgotten. Why does the medium or the context matter? Th e problem with approach- ing

it was able to dictate its own terms. T h e trust's monopoly was threatened, however, by a group of small producers and exhibitors who, having been excluded from the pact, began to construct or import bootleg equipment to film their pictures in ob- scure hide-outs. Against these independents the trust waged one of the most vigorous battles in the history of American industrialism. T h e pirates fled from cellar to garret, to roof; from New York to Florida, to Cuba, and finally to California, where the scenery of any part of the world could be easily