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The Resource Richard J. Daley : politics, race, and the governing of Chicago, Roger Biles

Richard J. Daley : politics, race, and the governing of Chicago, Roger Biles

Label
Richard J. Daley : politics, race, and the governing of Chicago
Title
Richard J. Daley
Title remainder
politics, race, and the governing of Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Roger Biles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From his first election in 1955 to 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley dominated Chicago's political landscape. 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. In particular, his atavistic approach to racial issues, typified in his opposition to Martin Luther King's campaign to desegregate schools and housing, moderated social change. Through such policies shaping the development of Chicago, he resisted social forces and preserved his city, effectively slowing the pace of change. Even as Daley resisted social change, he was building a new Chicago that under his guidance became known as "the city that works." Daley earned this title for the city by championing civic infrastructure projects that modernized the skyline and improved the quality of life for those who lived and worked there. On the national front, in the meantime, Daley was gaining a reputation. Though as a fellow Irish Catholic Daley had enjoyed high visibility for his support of Kennedy's presidential campaign, it was not until 1968 that his national image as a tough law-and-order mayor emerged fully. During the nationally televised 1968 Democratic Convention, his seeming tolerance of police brutality toward protesters outside the convention hall and his overall repression of dissent formed the public impression of him as a bully. It was an image, wrongly ascribed or not, that tainted the final years of his service to Chicago. Richard J. Daley portrays one of the most prominent of American mayors in a balanced perspective and sheds new light on his place in urban history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biles, Roger
Dewey number
  • 977.3/11043/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.54.D34
LC item number
B55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daley, Richard J
  • Daley, Richard J. <1902-1976>
  • Daley, Richard J
  • Daley, Richard J
  • Daley, Richard J
  • Daley, Richard J
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Maires
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Maires
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Politics and government
  • Illinois
  • Politieke geschiedenis
Label
Richard J. Daley : politics, race, and the governing of Chicago, Roger Biles
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a0k8-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) 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
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
Control code
ocm31754367
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780875805672
Lccn
94048268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31754367
  • (OCoLC)31754367
Label
Richard J. Daley : politics, race, and the governing of Chicago, Roger Biles
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a0k8-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) 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
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
Control code
ocm31754367
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780875805672
Lccn
94048268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31754367
  • (OCoLC)31754367

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