chapter  8
Americanization and the Families
Pages 36

The Castellammare War has been given an unwarranted status in attempting to explain how the Italians purportedly became the top dogs in America’s organized crime structure. But if the Castellammare War did not alter the Mafi a’s structure and organization, did it alter the character of the Family leadership, making it more attuned to the “American” setting?