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To be mayor of New York : ethnic politics in the city

Author: Chris McNickle
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the heyday of Tammany Hall - to the election of David Dinkins, To Be Mayor of New York is an engrossing and thoroughly researched narrative that captures New York City politics in all its complexity and points out the ways ethnic competition affects the selection of New York's mayor. Beginning with a colorful account of late nineteenth century Tammany Hall - New York's Democratic Party organization - McNickle
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris McNickle
ISBN: 0231076363 9780231076364 0231076371 9780231076371
OCLC Number: 26633063
Description: xiv, 403 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Ethnic Arithmetic / 1881-1901 --
2. Organized Religion / 1901-1941 --
3. The Machine Overhauled / 1942-1945 --
4. The Machine Breaks Down / 1945-1952 --
5. Robert F. Wagner and the Political Melting Pot / 1953-1957 --
6. Boss Blow-Out / 1938-1960 --
7. The Destruction of Tammany Hall / 1961 --
8. The Ambitions of John V. Lindsay / 1961-1965 --
9. The Politics of Polarization / 1966-1969 --
10. The Jewish Assumption / 1970-1977 --
11. The Chutzpah of Edward I. Koch / 1978-1988 --
12. A City in Search of Harmony / 1989 --
13. To Be Mayor of New York --
Appendix / Ethnic Voting Statistics.
Responsibility: Chris McNickle.

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Placing the rise of ethnic political movements in New York in an historical context, this study examines mayoral campaigns from the late 19th century to the present day, focusing on the unique  Read more...

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