Back of the Yards: The Making of a Local Democracy
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"Robert A. Slayton's Back of the Yards is one of the finest accounts I have ever read on an urban, working-class neighborhood in twentieth-century America. Its focus on family, politics, and worklife is penetrating and its conclusions reinforce an emerging scholarly picture of ordinary people exercising unique forms of power."—John Bodnar, author of The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America
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Chicago, city councils, local government, democracy
American Politics | Civic and Community Engagement | Politics and Social Change | United States History | Urban Studies and Planning | Work, Economy and Organizations
Slayton, Robert A. Back of the Yards: The Making of a Local Democracy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
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