Chicago Politics

Chicago Politics: Selected full-text books and articles

Grafters and Goo Goos: Corruption and Reform in Chicago, 1833-2003 By James L. Merriner Southern Illinois University Press, 2004
The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition By Paul M. Green; Melvin G. Holli Southern Illinois University Press, 1995 (Revised edition)
Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Alderman's Memoir By Leon M. Despres; Kenan Heise Northwestern University Press, 2005
A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago By Joel Arthur Tarr University of Illinois Press, 1971
Community Policing, Chicago Style By Wesley G. Skogan; Susan M. Hartnett Oxford University Press, 1997
Mr. Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America By James L. Merriner Southern Illinois University Press, 1999
Subordination or Empowerment? African-American Leadership and the Struggle for Urban Political Power By Richard A. Keiser Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Two "Black Political Subordination in Chicago"
For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932 By Lisa G. Materson University of North Carolina Press, 2009
Librarian’s tip: Chicago politics is discussed in multiple chapters, especially Chap. 1 "Tomorrow You Will Go to the Polls: Women’s Voting in Chicago in 1894"
Chicago Giant: A Biography of "Long John" Wentworth By Don E. Fehrenbacher American History Research Center, 1957
Machine Politics: Chicago Model By Harold F. Gosnell University of Chicago Press, 1937
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