Episode 12: Gang Rule in the City: Or, The Most Perfect Party Organization in the World (part 2)

Title

Episode 12: Gang Rule in the City: Or, The Most Perfect Party Organization in the World (part 2)

Description

Part 2 looks at the structure of the City’s Republican machine, patronage and political assessments, the vice protection rackets that provided its funding, and the Grand Jury investigations of 1928, the rise of the Democrats and collapse of Republican control during the Great Depression, and an assessment of the reasons for the remarkable success and longevity of one of the nation's last great political machines.

Creator

Charles Hardy

Source

I Remember When: Times Gone but not Forgotten

Date

Jan 25, 1983

Rights

I REMEMBER WHEN: TIMES GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN was written and produced by Charles Hardy III and broadcast on Fresh Air Funding for this series was made possible by grants from The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Colonial Penn Group, the Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge Foundation, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. “Fresh Air with Terry Gross is produced at WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed by NPR. Podcasts are available at www.npr.org/podcasts and at iTunes.

Duration

32'10

Files



Citation

Charles Hardy, “Episode 12: Gang Rule in the City: Or, The Most Perfect Party Organization in the World (part 2),” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/10.