St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

On the 14 February, gangsters affiliated with Al Capone carried out a mass murder of seven people in Chicago. The cold-blooded, execution-style murder of members of George Moran’s gang symbolized the type and extent of the violence that prevailed in Prohibition-era Chicago.

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Richert, Lucas Paul. "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 30 November 2015.]