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Bridgeport's Socialist New Deal, 1915-36

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ISBN-10: 0252073630

ISBN-13: 9780252073632

Edition: N/A

Authors: Cecelia Bucki

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On November 7, 1933, the Socialist Party of Bridgeport, Connecticut, won a stunning victory in the municipal election, garnering 48 percent of the votes cast in a three-way race and putting Jasper McLevy in the mayor's seat. Probing the factors that coalesced to bring about this third-party success story, Cecelia Bucki provides a discerning portrait of how industrial cities functioned in the early twentieth century and how working people affected urban politics. Bridgeport's Socialist New Deal, 1915-36 explores how labor gained a foothold and then a stronghold in local politics as broad debates over taxes, budgets, city services, and the definition of public good pitted previously unengaged…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English