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Bitter fruit : Black politics and the Chicago machine, 1931-1991

Author: William J Grimshaw
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Grimshaw offers the reader a chronicle of the long and tangled relationship between the black community and the Chicago Democratic machine from its Great Depression origins to the present. What emerges is a myth-busting account not of one monolithic machine but of several distinct machine regimes, each with a unique relationship to black voters and leaders, but none offering them much more than bitter fruit.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Grimshaw
ISBN: 0226308936 9780226308937 0226308944 9780226308944
OCLC Number: 25316559
Awards: Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2003.
Description: xiv, 248 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Theoretical Perspective. 1. A New Perspective on Machine Politics and Black Politics. 2. Revisiting the Classics --
pt. 2 Formation and Realignment. 3. The Black Democratic Realignment: Socioeconomic Needs and Racial Values. 4. Structure and Power: The "Boss" Dawson Myth --
pt. 3. Maturation and Decline. 5. Daley's Black Machine: The Productivity-Patronage Contradiction. 6. The Movement and the Machine: The Cultural Limits of Political Power --
pt. 4. Transformations. 7. The Daley Legacy: From Machine Politics to Racial Politics. 8. Harold Washington: Reform Mayor, Black Messiah. 9. Machine Politics, Reform Style.
Responsibility: William J. Grimshaw.
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