The "Sit-Down"


During the fall-out of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Casa Nostra had multiple disagreements, in part, due to Prohibition following World War I. Consequently, the high-ranking members of the most prominent organized-crime network in the 20th century were overthrown. A bloody and merciless conflict between the five major Sicilian Mafia families in New York ensued: the Castellammarese War. Through this war, predominantly between the Maranzano and Masseria mobster families, the underground system underwent massive changes at the social and judicial level; this dispute also caused a reorganization of the power dynamics between the different generations of mafiosos. 

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Your Dais
Mia Solivo
McGill University 
Faculty of Arts
Sophie Dufresne
Concordia University 
Faculty of Arts
Alex Rona
Crisis Director
Concordia University
Faculty of Arts
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Kaitlin May Wong
Assistant Crisis Director
Vanier College
Faculty of Sciences and Music