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Originally published in 1986. Political machines, and the bosses who ran them, are largely a relic of the nineteenth century. A prominent feature in nineteenth-century urban politics, political machines mobilized urban voters by providing services in exchange for voters' support of a party or candidate. Allswang examines four machines and five urban bosses over the course of a century. He argues that efforts to extract a meaningful general theory from the American experience of political machines are difficult given the particularity of each city's history. A city's composition largely determined the character of its political machines. Furthermore, while political machines are often regarded as nondemocratic and corrupt, Allswang discusses the strengths of the urban machine approach—chief among those being its ability to organize voters around specific issues.

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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface to the 1986 Edition
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  1. 1. Of City Bosses and College Graduates
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  1. 2. William Marcy Tweed: The First Boss
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  1. 3. Charles Francis Murphy: The Enduring Boss
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  1. 4. Big Bill Thompson and Tony Cermak: The Rival Bosses
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  1. 5. Richard J. Daley: The Last Boss?
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  1. 6. Black Cities, White Machines
  2. pp. 148-162
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  1. Epilogue: Of Bosses and Bossing
  2. pp. 163-167
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  1. For Further Reading
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421429915
Related ISBN
9781421430737
MARC Record
OCLC
1120076791
Pages
188
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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