Wicked Albany: Lawlessness & Liquor In The Prohibition Era
Publish Date: 2009-02-02
Author: Frankie Y. Bailey;Alice P. Green
Albany, New York, experienced massive upheaval when the Volstead Act of 1919 established Prohibition. Crime already proliferated in the capital of the Empire State, with rival political machines stooping to corruption and the mob with their heavy-handed powers of persuasion. As it did nationwide, Prohibition in Albany served merely to force alcohol-related commerce underground and lawlessness and violence to the forefront of city activity.