#366 | New York’s Five Families and The Business of Crime - Part I | History & Creation

English Learning for Curious Minds

May 11 2023 • 20 mins


In the early 20th century, a disorganised bunch of criminals transformed into a criminal empire and made billions in the process.

In this episode, we'll learn how it all got started and why you didn't want to get on the wrong side of Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

  • The Murder of Giuseppe Masseria
  • Italian History
  • Migrational context
  • Early criminal gangs
  • The Castellammarese War
  • The formation of “The Commission”

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/new-york-five-part-one


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