A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois

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Index
Absentee ownership: and commu­ nity failure, 116
Alienation, 153-156
cause of, 154
contrasted with resignation, 216
liquor and vice economy and, 155
major variables in, 154-156
political party absence and, 155
power structure and, 155-156
process of, 153
rejection and social structure, 154
speculation and, 154
trade and, 154
voluntary associations and, 156
Alliances (see Political alliances)
Anomia: contrasisted with resignation, 216
Apathy, 161
in 1940s, 57
major events indicating, chronological list, 1855-1961, 163- 167
political, 93
Arrests: in 1881, 69
Assessments of city government:
special problems due to po­ litical development, 97-98
Attitudes
of railroads toward levee construction, 134
of self-effacement, 173
toward failure, 115, 136
toward future, and failure, 136
toward liquor and vice economy, 112
toward political parties, 117
toward pumping drainage district of property owners, 141
toward relief, 152
toward the South, 171
Authority in city government: absence due to political development, 97-99
Black (s)
in 1950s, 60-62
liquor and vice economy and, 70
population in Cairo, 55
Bonded indebtedness, 101-105
Bonds: Joseph Zane, 205
Bootleg whiskey: in 1950s, 83
Cairo and Fulton Railroad, 32-33
Cairo and St. Louis Railroad, 30
bankruptcy of, 101
financing of, 185-187
Cairo and Thebes Railroad, 33
Cairo and Vincennes Railroad, 31- 32
bankruptcy of, 101
financing of, 185-187
Cairo Board of Trade, 187-188
Cairo Citizens' Association, 102
Cairo Citizens' Committee, 84-85
Cairo City and Canal Company, 8- 11
Cairo City Property
(See also Cairo Property Trust)
after Civil War, 28
conflict with Illinois Central Railroad, 21
flood of 1858 and, 132
political development and, 89
power structure and, 90-91, 146
wharfage question and power structure, 90-91
Cairo Drainage District Commis­ sioners, 141
Cairo, Illinois
early years of, 7-49
future of, 170-178
in 1960s, 170-178
reason for selection for study, 3-4
Cairo Immigrant Aid Association, 158
Cairo Philharmonic Society, 38

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables viii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Purpose and Overview 1
  • 2 - The Early Years 7
  • 3 - River Transshipment and Railroads 20
  • 5 - The Economy of Liquor and Vice 68
  • 6 - Political Development 88
  • 7 - Failure in Process 111
  • 8 - Flooding and Seep Water 132
  • 9 - Power, Dependency, Alienation, And Resignation 146
  • 10 - The Present and the Future 170
  • Notes 181
  • Bibliography 219
  • Index 231
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