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Millett, Allan R.
Dupont, Robert L.
This thesis examines illegal gambling in New Orleans and surrounding parishes in the 1920s. It will focus on a series of raids mounted by the Louisiana National Guard to end illegal gambling in both St. Bernard and Jefferson Parishes in August and November of 1928 and again in February of 1929. Corrupt leadership and public toleration allowed gambling houses in both St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes to operate openly for nearly an entire decade. Pressure from economic, religious and civic organizations within the city of New Orleans forced newly elected Governor Huey P. Long to take swift action in the fight to end gambling in Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes.
Appel, Edward John Jr., ""The Free State of New Orleans": Local Law Enforcement and Illegal Gambling in the 1920s" (2010). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1242.