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Patriots and Mobsters: The Alliance Between the Mafia and Gov't During WWII FLEX

This class will analyze the relationship between the Italian Mafia in New York and the United States Government during World War II
Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
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$8 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Students will better understand the history of the Mafia, as well as the role that they played in New York during World War II.  
I am currently employed as an Archivist at a World War II Museum.  I have a BA in history, and completed my senior thesis on the interesting role that the Mafia played in America during the Second World War.  The 30-page document pulled from original research into the topic of Charles Luciano and his gang's contributions to the Allied war effort from 1941-1945.   
1-2 documentaries will be recommended as homework throughout this course.   
Access to YouTube will be required, as the additional documentary content will be accessible to there, for free. Additionally, weekly video lessons will be posted to YouTube by the Instructor. The link to this video content will be posted in the OutSchool classroom for students to watch.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A two page, double spaced paper summarizing the class content should be completed at the end of the course to gauge understanding of the material. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There will be a discussion of the various rackets that the Mafia was involved in, as well as the occasional mention of a 'hit', mainly in Week #1 when referencing the rise of Charles 'Lucky' Luciano.

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Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
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Military History Taught by Historians
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Welcome to Military History 101!

My name is Amber, and I am the owner/head teacher of Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy.  I have a degree in History from Grand Valley State University, which is located in Michigan, USA.  Prior to becoming a... 
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