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Bitter fruit : Black politics and the Chicago machine, 1931-1991, William J. Grimshaw

Label
Bitter fruit : Black politics and the Chicago machine, 1931-1991
Title
Bitter fruit
Title remainder
Black politics and the Chicago machine, 1931-1991
Statement of responsibility
William J. Grimshaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
William Grimshaw offers the reader a chronicle of the long and tangled relationship between the black community and the Chicago Democratic machine from its Great Depression origins to the present. What emerges is a myth-busting account not of one monolithic machine but of several distinct machine regimes, each with a unique relationship to black voters and leaders, but none offering them much more than bitter fruit. Through candid interviews with contacts from his long involvement in Chicago politics, including former machine insider Mayor Harold Washington, and the dean of the antimachine aldermen Leon Despres, Grimshaw found that much of what is thought to be true about black voters and urban political machines is actually the product of inaccurate stereotypes and simplistic assumptions. He argues that the motivations and behavior of the black political community has been complex, changing, and subject to a wide range of influences throughout the history of machine politics in Chicago. Grimshaw's ability to illustrate these underlying dynamics challenges the narrowly conceived economic logic that informs much of the conventional wisdom about blacks and machine politics. Bitter Fruit is the first in-depth examination of one of the most vexed relationships in American politics. Given Grimshaw's political savvy and unusual access to key political figures, it is a book few others could have written
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grimshaw, William J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Bitter fruit : Black politics and the Chicago machine, 1931-1991, William J. Grimshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Theoretical Perspective. 1. A New Perspective on Machine Politics and Black Politics. 2. Revisiting the Classics -- pt. 2 Formation and Realignment. 3. The Black Democratic Realignment: Socioeconomic Needs and Racial Values. 4. Structure and Power: The "Boss" Dawson Myth -- pt. 3. Maturation and Decline. 5. Daley's Black Machine: The Productivity-Patronage Contradiction. 6. The Movement and the Machine: The Cultural Limits of Political Power -- pt. 4. Transformations. 7. The Daley Legacy: From Machine Politics to Racial Politics. 8. Harold Washington: Reform Mayor, Black Messiah. 9. Machine Politics, Reform Style
Control code
25316559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780226308937
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92004489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1470867
Label
Bitter fruit : Black politics and the Chicago machine, 1931-1991, William J. Grimshaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Theoretical Perspective. 1. A New Perspective on Machine Politics and Black Politics. 2. Revisiting the Classics -- pt. 2 Formation and Realignment. 3. The Black Democratic Realignment: Socioeconomic Needs and Racial Values. 4. Structure and Power: The "Boss" Dawson Myth -- pt. 3. Maturation and Decline. 5. Daley's Black Machine: The Productivity-Patronage Contradiction. 6. The Movement and the Machine: The Cultural Limits of Political Power -- pt. 4. Transformations. 7. The Daley Legacy: From Machine Politics to Racial Politics. 8. Harold Washington: Reform Mayor, Black Messiah. 9. Machine Politics, Reform Style
Control code
25316559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780226308937
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92004489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1470867

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