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Claiming the City Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul

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ISBN-10: 0801488850

ISBN-13: 9780801488856

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mary Lethert Wingerd

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'Claiming the City' traces the contours of St. Paul's 'civic identity' to show how personal identities and political structures of power are fundamentally informed by the social geography of place.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Starting from Scratch: The Construction of Civic Identity
The Economy of Culture: City Building on the Frontier
Money, Status, and Power: The Making of an Irish-Catholic Town
Delivering the Goods: The Social Geography of a Declining Economy
The Great War: Conflict Abroad and Casualties at Home
Raising the Flag: The Struggle to Reshape Civic Identity
Taking Aim: Enemies of the State
The First Volley: Policing the Social Order
The War of St. Paul and the End of the Civic Compact
From Battle Zone to "Holy City": New Alliances, Old Loyalties, and the Power of Place
Vying for Power: The Showdown between Business and Labor
Hard Times in the "Holy City": Old Alliances and New Deals
Epilogue: Political Change and the Power of Place
Abbreviations
Notes
Index