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Chicago School Reform: Harold Washington and a New Era of Decentralization

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the racial politics of Mayor Harold Washington’s election, his education summit, and the supporters and critics of the 1988 Chicago School Reform Act. Harold Washington’s ... More


Conclusions

MICHAEL WHEATLEY

in Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273577
eISBN:
9780191706165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The failure of the Irish party over the years 1910–16 was not the result of systemic rottenness, nor of ideological obsolescence. Rather it was a consequence of it adopting policies which went ... More


Representation and “Race Men”

Margaret Garb

in Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Six focuses on the dramatic battle to elect the city's first black alderman, Oscar DePriest, arguing that black activists formed a mutually-beneficial alliance with the Republican machine. ... More


Corporate Power and Ethnic Patronage: Machine Politics in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a baseline of economic, political, and social development in Oakland from the beginning of the twentieth century to 1920. It also discusses the structural and conjunctural ... More


Hard-Working Honoratioren: The Mechanics of Left Liberal Party Politics

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The importance of organization, or more precisely the lack of it, to German liberalism has long been recognized. The general opinion is that the left liberals were not quite so ineffective as the ... More


You Can’t Shoot All of Us: Radical Politics, Machine Politics, and Law and Order in the Great Depression

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The book’s second chapter covers the decade of the Great Depression and the World War II years. One of its principal focuses is the rise of Chicago’s infamous Democratic machine, which emerged as the ... More


The Making of a White Middle Class: The Ku Klux Klan and Urban Reform

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the rise of the white Protestant middle-class population and its formation as a group. It argues that the Oakland Klan movement had its greatest impact on the city's majority ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction outlines the focus, scope, and significance of the book, introducing the Black activists, educators, parents, and students who navigated, challenged, and contributed to the urban ... More


“I Will Never Degrade the Spirit of Unity”: Managerial Growth Politics and Police Professionalism

Christopher Lowen Agee

in The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122281
eISBN:
9780226122311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122311.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the mid-century, political competition between traditional machines and the managerial growth advocates representing downtown elites pushed issues of policing to the forefront ... More


Neighborhood Capitalism: Urban Planning, Municipal Government, and the Mission Promotion Association

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Between 1900 and 1912, no political coalition could hold onto City Hall for long, and in the wake of the defeat of the Burnham Plan, there was no centralized authority to impose comprehensive urban ... More


The Second Primary, 1948

Julian M. Pleasants

in The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

In the second primary, Scott replenished his finances and shored up his support from his main constituencies—labor, farmers, and blacks. His opponent, Charles Johnson, realized he had lost the ... More


Life in the Political Machine: Dominant-Party Enclaves and the Citizens They Produce

Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197500408
eISBN:
9780197500439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500408.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Against the backdrop of a world characterized by highly uneven democracies, in which subnational dominant-party enclaves persist within nationally democratic regimes, this book explores the ways in ... More


Rising in the Ranks

Joe Kraus

in The Kosher Capones: A History of Chicago's Jewish Gangsters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747311
eISBN:
9781501747335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747311.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the political machine’s links to gangsters became increasingly liabilities in the case of Benjamin Zuckerman. The nature of Chicago’s machine politics was changing as the ... More


Arvey’s Balancing Act

Joe Kraus

in The Kosher Capones: A History of Chicago's Jewish Gangsters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747311
eISBN:
9781501747335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747311.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter turns to Jacob Arvey. More than anyone else in Jewish Chicago, it fell to him to negotiate the political sea change from the crude saloon-style politicking of Manny Abrahams, through the ... More


Voice of Betrayal

Nikki M. Taylor

in America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

“Voice of Betrayal” chronicles Clarks fall from grace after being at the center of a Cincinnati political scandal that involved the mass disfranchisement of African-American voters, fraud, and ... More


How nationalism and machine politics mix in Russia

Henry E. Hale

in The New Russian Nationalism: "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410427
eISBN:
9781474418751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the relationship between regime type, popular support and nationalism in Russia. It describes the political system as ‘patronal presidentialism’. This term refers to a ... More


The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Larry Bennett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042930
eISBN:
9780226042954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city's ... More


Politics and the Old Policy Wheel

Matthew Vaz (ed.)

in Running the Numbers: Race, Police, and the History of Urban Gambling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226690445
eISBN:
9780226690582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226690582.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the early history of the policy game in Chicago and details the long tradition of black entrepreneurship in the gambling business. The chapter characterizes the link between ... More


Paternalism and the Birth of Professional Police Organization

Sam Mitrani

in The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038068
eISBN:
9780252095337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038068.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the Chicago Police Department evolved into a professional police organization based on the ideology of paternalism. The election of Thomas Dyer as mayor in 1856 started a ... More


Urbanicity, City Delegations, and Two-Dimensional Liberalism

Thomas K. Ogorzalek

in The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Insitutions Transform National Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190668877
eISBN:
9780190668914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668877.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This theoretical chapter develops the argument that the conditions of cities—large, densely populated, heterogeneous communities—generate distinctive governance demands supporting (1) market ... More


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