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Rogues, rebels, and rubber stamps : the politics of the Chicago City Council from 1863 to the present

Author: Dick W Simpson
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001.
Series: Urban policy challenges.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the Chicago City Council serves as a microcosm af the struggle for democracy and justice in the U.S. over the last century and a half, and it challenges current theories of urban  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Simpson, Dick W.
Rogues, rebels, and rubber stamps.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606432703
Online version:
Simpson, Dick W.
Rogues, rebels, and rubber stamps.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001
(OCoLC)607785258
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick W Simpson
ISBN: 0813397634 9780813397634
OCLC Number: 45103026
Awards: Short-listed for Society of Midland Authors Book Awards: Adult Non-Fiction 2002
Description: xiii, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Studs Terkel --
Prologue: The clash in the Council --
Revising regime studies --
Studying the Chicago City Council --
Part I: Divided Councils. 1. Nineteenth-century and Civil War Councils: 1833-1871. Mayor and party leaders in the Civil War City Council ; Civil War clashes ; The powers of local government ; The end of the war, 1863-1865 --
2. The Councils of the Gray Wolves, 1871-1931. The birth of Chicago machine politics, 1871-1905 ; Edward Dunne's Council, 1905-1907 ; Fred Busse's Council, 1907-1908 ; Big Bill Thompson's Councils, 1915-1923 and 1927-1931 ; Fragmented City Councils --
Part II: Rubber stamp Councils. 3. Kelly-Nash Machine Council, 1933-1947. The City Council, 1939-1940 ; The Chicago machine --
4. Richard J. Daley's rubber stamp, 1955-1976. Aldermanic elections of 1955 ; The Council of 1955 ; Richard J. Daley's last years ; Participatory versus machine politics --
5. Michael Bilandic's interlude, 1976-1979. The Bilandic Council ; The silent revolution --
6. Jane Byrne's turmoil, 1979-1983. The Byrne Council : young turks come to power ; Tearing down the Daley Machine ; Growing revolt in the African-American community --
Part III: Council wars and chaos. 7. Harold Washington's Council wars, 1983-1987. 1983 campaign ; Council wars ; 1987 elections ; From Council wars to rubber stamp ; The brief triumph of progressive politics --
8. Eugene Sawyer's chaos, 1987-1989. Sawyer's selection ; The Sawyer City Council ; Chaotic Interlude --
Part IV: Return to mayoral control. 9. Daley's return, 1989-2003. Democratic primary ; General election ; The new Daley Council ; The new Daley Machine --
Part V: History from the Council chambers. 10. Changing patterns in Mayor-Council relations. Roll call vote analysis ; Types of Councils ; Ideal types ; Studying other cities --
11. Democracy's endless struggle. Englarging regime studies ; Chicago's story ; City COuncil reform ; THe meaning for America.
Series Title: Urban policy challenges.
Responsibility: Dick Simpson ; with a preface by Studs Terkel.
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