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Politics and Poker: The Body Beautiful and Fiorello! and the Late 1950s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter explores the early years of the songwriting partnership between Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, who began writing songs together in 1957 for a Broadway musical about boxing, The Body ... More


Factionalism and Ethnic Politics in Atlanta German Jews from the Civil War through the Progressive Era

Mark K. Bauman

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the heavy Jewish involvement in factional city politics in Atlanta, Georgia, from the end of the Civil War through the Progressive Era. It highlights the tension between the ... More


Mother Teresa Meets Mayor Daley: Good Schools = Smart Politics

David L. Kirp

in Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In Union City, school policy and city politics are tightly intertwined in the person of Mayor Brian Stack. Stack has been the city's unquestioned leader since 2000, winning reelection by wide ... More


Labor Strategy and the Politics of Elite Division in Midtown Manhattan

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a campaign by the New York hotel workers to ensure new hotels built in East Midtown will employ unionized labor and continue to offer decent wages and benefits. This case shows ... More


Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Ana Aparicio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029252
eISBN:
9780813039091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029252.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the ways first- and second-generation Dominican-Americans in the dynamic northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights have shaped a new Dominican presence in local New ... More


Troubled City Schools

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on city schools. City schools in the United States are failing. Evidently, school policy ought to be of central concern for those concerned with cities, since not only do nearly ... More


Public Policy and Black Neighborhood Decline

in God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642062
eISBN:
9780226642086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the formation and decline of four black neighborhoods that became sites for church–state collaboration in New York City. Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, South Jamaica, and ... More


Voluntary organisations and the generation of social capital in city politics

Gerry Stoker, Graham Smith, William Maloney, and Stephen Young

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of voluntary organisations in generating social capital in city politics in Great Britain. It discusses the concept of social capital as developed by Robert Putnam, and ... More


Pulpit and Politics in Chicago: The Ministry of Archibald J. Carey Sr.

Dennis C. Dickerson

in African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734270
eISBN:
9781621030874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the ministry of Archibald J. Carey Sr. in Chicago, where he arrived in 1898 familiar with politics and power players in both church and state. It looks at Carey’s leadership ... More


The Aristocrazia Consolare: Pisa in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries (c.1000–c.1170)

Peter Coss

in The Aristocracy in England and Tuscany, 1000 - 1250

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846963
eISBN:
9780191881916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846963.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 4 turns to the urban aristocracy, the aristocrazia consolare, with an in-depth study of the aristocracy of Pisa, a city chosen for the richness of its sources and the power of its ... More


Cleanse

Amanda I. Seligman

in Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385716
eISBN:
9780226385990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385990.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Some problems that block clubs confronted were too complex for low-budget, volunteer organizations to tackle on their own. To address issues such as deteriorating sidewalks, garbage collection, and ... More


“I Never Thought of Him as a Foreigner”

Monique Laney

in German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198034
eISBN:
9780300213454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198034.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how German rocket specialists, led by Wernher von Braun, came to be embraced by residents of Huntsville. It explains how von Braun became an important figure in Huntsville's ... More


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