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Rainbow's End
     

Rainbow's End

by Steven P. Erie, Stephen P. Erie
 

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ISBN-10: 0520071832

ISBN-13: 9780520071834

Pub. Date: 08/09/1990

Publisher: University of California Press


Unprecedented in its scope, Rainbow's End provides a bold new analysis of the emergence, growth, and decline of six classic Irish-American political machines in New York, Jersey City, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Albany. Combining the approaches of political economy and historical sociology, Erie examines a wide range of issues, including the

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Unprecedented in its scope, Rainbow's End provides a bold new analysis of the emergence, growth, and decline of six classic Irish-American political machines in New York, Jersey City, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Albany. Combining the approaches of political economy and historical sociology, Erie examines a wide range of issues, including the relationship between city and state politics, the manner in which machines shaped ethnic and working-class politics, and the reasons why centralized party organizations failed to emerge in Boston and Philadelphia despite their large Irish populations. The book ends with a thorough discussion of the significance of machine politics for today's urban minorities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520071834
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/09/1990
Series:
California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,193,914
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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