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Morning glories : municipal reform in the Southwest

Author: Amy Bridges
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1999.
Series: Princeton paperbacks; Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd print. and 1st pbk. printView all editions and formats
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"George Washington Plunkitt once dismissed municipal reformers as 'morning glories' who 'looked lovely in the mornin' and withered up in a short time, while the regular machines went on flourishin' forever, like fine old oaks.' Although this remark rings true for the Northeast in the days when Tammany Hall ruled New York City, municipal reformers have governed the big cities of the Southwest for most of this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Bridges
ISBN: 0691010099 9780691010090
OCLC Number: 42210029
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©1997.
Awards: Winner of Urban History Association Best Book in North American Urban History Category 1997
Winner of American Political Science Association Urban Politics Section: Best Book Award 1997
Description: xiv, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Tables Acknowledgments One Southwestern Cities and the Course of Reform Two Small but Ambitious Three Setting Forth Cheerfully Four Sure Defeat Five The Little Movement Becomes Respectable Six The Statesman Joins It Seven And Takes the Credit Eight The Politician and the Crowd Nine Morning Glories Appendix: Notes on the Choice of Cases Bibliography Index
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks; Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Amy Bridges.

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Traces the reform politics and government in large Southwestern cities since 1901, giving an account of municipal reform.  Read more...

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Winner of the 1998 Best Book Award, Urban Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association Winner of the 1997 Best Book in North American Urban History Award, Urban History Read more...

 
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