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useful informant is that he had hundreds of discrete, documented relationships. From Capone’s not-so-normal point of view, we get a picture of the largest organized crime network in Chicago during this period. I agree with critics that using Capone as the informant introduces bias to the sample, but I argue that it is that very bias that is of interest in social network research. The Capone bias in the data cap- tures the reality that friends and bootlegging partners were not random events. In traditional statistical linear modeling, Al Capone would be an

thin steel band along the back of the bootleg held the two sides together. We all sat down on the hard desert ground. Pancho pushed his magnificently embroidered sombrero back on his head, ate rapidly, and laughed loudly, evidently enjoying both the food and company. I thought, at last I have met Henry VIII, not in a schoolbook but on the hoof. One of his men helped him snap on those fantastic leggings before they all mounted and rode 142 A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE away. I noticed that Villa "packed" his rifle on the offside of his saddle with the stock to the

. Flexibility was a necessary strategy for civil rights leaders in the 1920s. The “Roaring Twenties” proved a difficult decade for Americans who wanted to solve social problems, including racism. The engine of progres- sive reform, which had powered the crusades of the past two decades, lost Fighting Spirit in the 1920s 193 steam after World War I. In mainstream culture, serious issues were out. Shameless consumerism and scandalous spectacle were in. Prohibition brought bootlegging dens and violent crime. The conservative reaction against these trends was swift and loud. Hate

, 172, 191–96, 214–17 Crow, Carl, 41 Dance Ministry, 102 Davenport, David, 220–21 Davidson (MI), 135 Davis, Miles, 98 Davison High School (Davison, MI), 66, 256n (ch. 8) Dayton Family (hip-hop band), 178–79, 262n (ch. 20) Delarie (Civic Park resident), 165–68 Democracy in America (Tocqueville), 39 “Demolition Means Progress” (Highsmith), 71–74, 97–99, 254n, 257nn Detroit (MI), 37, 38, 73, 86, 134, 138, 150, 251n Devil’s Night, 134 DeVynne (singer), 103 diversity, 109–10 dog executions, 126, 128 domestic violence, 126 Donovan, Shaun, 81, 152 Dorsey, Ira (“Bootleg

the Commodity. New York: Routledge, 2007. Hilderbrand, Lucas. “The Art of Distribution: Video on Demand.” Film Quarterly 64, no. 2 (2010): 24–28. . “Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee: An Accidental Institution.” Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism 27, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 42–47. . Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. Hilmes, Michel. Hollywood and Broadcasting: From Radio to Cable. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999. Holt, Jennifer

stage of his odyssey into uncharted terrain. On my fi rst visit to Beijing in February 2007, I wheezed all the way from the airport to my hotel. The thick smog hid any hint of direct sunlight, and I didn’t see my shadow for a week. When I returned in mid-October, the city seemed a changed place. I was surprised to see clear blue skies. Skyscrapers were visible from a distance, not shrouded in haze. There were other changes, too—swept sidewalks, a sudden absence of bootleg DVD hawkers, more policemen on the streets. A week later, Beijing looked, sounded, and

: Dover, 1970. Hansen, Miriam. Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991. Heffernan, Kevin. Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953–1968. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004. Hilderbrand, Lucas. Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. Bibliography / 253 Hill, Edwin Conger. The American Scene. New York: Witmark Educational Publications, 1933. Hilmes, Michele. Hollywood and Broadcasting: From Radio

, Peter M., In, 128n Blood letting, 103, 104 Bootlegging by police, 49, 74 Bordua, David J., 17n, 18n, 19n, 1 14n, 1 16n Bouza, Anthony V., I 16n Branch, Taylor, 47n Bribery, commercial, 1 1-12, 65 Bribery of police. 23, 33, 38, 168; arrests for, 139-141, 176, 250, 254; in Central City, 34; in New burgh, 106-107; in New York Citv, 73. 139-140, 176, 250; in Oakland. 140-141, 143, I 76. Sw also Payoffs Brown, Lee P., 149« Brown, Raymond P., 1 1 ln -1 I2n Brown, William P., I70n Brutality, police, 12. 88, 257, 258 Burglary by police, 257; in Chicago

wines had completely broken down. W h e n Prohibition was repealed, a new type of distributor appeared in the wholesale business in many areas, the converted bootlegger. And bathtub gin had reduced the taste of Americans for wines. Consequently, at the time of Repeal in 1933, the industry found itself with vineyards planted to varieties of grapes which would produce only ordinary 282 The Wines of California qualities of wine, without an adequate amount of cooperage in which to ferment the wine, without enough well-trained winemakers to make the wine

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the boat and went up a hill in St. Louis to Boots Saloon to get a half pint of whiskey each until Prohibition blew over. We didn't think it was going to last. On the boats they sold ice cream and soda pop and they had a big freezer to keep it in. After Prohibition came, the bootleggers would keep their whiskey in the freezer and sell it on the boat. The dances on the riverboats were segregated. Monday night out of St. Louis was for the colored. There were as many whites as colored on Monday nights and you could hardly get on the boats that night. In New