Early Mafia timeline

A great deal of information, along with source citations, has recently been added to Timeline Part 1, 1282-1899. Later parts of the Timeline – largely neglected for more than a decade – will soon receive similar attention.

American Mafia website homepage

We have been working on a number of adjustments to the website in order to make it more “friendly” to mobile device users. Changes include less reliance on table formatting, scalable images and typesizes, and larger link buttons. These were prompted by Google’s announcement that sites deemed unfriendly to mobile users would be ranked poorly …

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Online bookstore image

The American Mafia website’s bookstore has been redesigned. The online store – an affiliate of Amazon.com – features a selection of books relating to various areas of organized crime history. It contains a number of new releases as well as some underworld history classics. There is also a search function that enables visitors to locate …

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Today in history image

I’ve been tinkering a little with the Today in History box on the main entrance of the website. (So, if it starts to screw up, that’s the reason.) In case you’re wondering, the information in that box is generated by a JavaScript program that checks the current date and finds relevant historic news data and …

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Budget problems in the State of Connecticut and questionable business practices at Amazon.com are complicating the redesign of the American Mafia history website. We have been a longtime affiliate of Amazon.com and have provided sale links for books, movies and other Amazon products that have generated many tens of thousands of dollars in sales for …

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The American Mafia history website’s Who Was Who database continues to grow. There are 41 crime and law enforcement bios in the database at this moment, and more are being added daily. The database will be tied into the website shortly. Until then, the entries can be accessed through: http://mob-who.blogspot.com/

The American Mafia history website’s Who Was Who biographies are slowly coming online in a new location. While they will remain accessible from the main mafiahistory.us website, the biographies will be held in their own site on Blogger.com. The direct address for accessing the biographies is: http://mob-who.blogspot.com/ . By placing the biography entries into the blogger site, …

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I’ve started this blog in an effort to keep visitors informed of behind-the-scenes happenings on The American Mafia history website (mafiahistory.us). At this moment, the website is undergoing another redesign. My hope is to be able to present you a more streamlined and usable site in the very near future. If you have any ideas …

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