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Rainbow's End

Irish-Americans and the Dilemmas of Urban Machine Politics, 1840-1985

Steven P. Erie

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Unprecedented in its scope, Rainbow's End provides a bold new analysis of the emergence, growth, and decline of six classic Irish-American political machines in New York, Jersey City, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Albany. Combining the approaches of political economy and historical sociology, Erie examines a wide range of issues, including the relationship between city and state politics, the manner in which machines shaped ethnic and working-class politics, and the reasons why centralized party organizations failed to emerge in Boston and Philadelphia despite their large Irish populations. The book ends with a thorough discussion of the significance of machine politics for today's urban minorities.

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irish culture, catholic culture, ethnicity, irish american, political corruption, centralized party, state politics, minorities, san francisco, sociology, irish immigrants, irish populations, democracy, citizenship, nonfiction, bossism, working class, political machine, machine politics, pittsburgh, politics, urban, philadelphia, ethnic loyalties, labor, boston, city politics, minority politics, urban minorities, history, irish cities, albany, new york, chicago, jersey city, united states, political economy