Richard J. Daley: Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago / Edition 1

Richard J. Daley: Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago / Edition 1

by Roger Biles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0875805663

ISBN-13: 9780875805665

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

From his first election in 1955 to 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley dominated Chicago's political landscape. A product of the Irish Catholic working class, Daley never lost touch with his roots as he rose through the Democratic Party machine—whose workings he perfected—to become a powerful and enduring political figure.

The story of Daley is also the story

Overview

From his first election in 1955 to 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley dominated Chicago's political landscape. A product of the Irish Catholic working class, Daley never lost touch with his roots as he rose through the Democratic Party machine—whose workings he perfected—to become a powerful and enduring political figure.

The story of Daley is also the story of Chicago. Faced with issues confronting many American cities in the twentieth century—civil rights, integration, race riots, fiscal crisis, housing, suburban flight, urban renewal—Daley conducted Chicago's business with a steadfast resolve to withstand the many changes that threatened to engulf his city. Richard J. Daley portrays one of the most prominent American mayors in a balanced perspective and sheds new light on his place in urban history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875805665
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Chicago, 1945-1955
1 The Road to City Hall
2 The New Mayor
3 Mounting Problems
4 The Challenge to Plantation Politics
5 Pressure from External Sources
6 Confrontation with King
7 The Law and Order Mayor
8 Daley on Trial
9 Awash in a Sea of Scandal
10 The City That Works
11 The Battle for Chicago
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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