Episode 11: Gang Rule in the City: Or, The Most Perfect Party Organization in the World (part 1)

Title

Episode 11: Gang Rule in the City: Or, The Most Perfect Party Organization in the World (part 1)

Description

This is the first episode of a two part program on the powerful Republican City organization led by Congressman William Vare and politics in the city between the two world wars. Includes a consideration of "personal service," voting, endemic corruption in the police department and magistrates courts, the rise of the Democrats, and the remarkable success 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

35'35"

Files



Citation

Charles Hardy, “Episode 11: Gang Rule in the City: Or, The Most Perfect Party Organization in the World (part 1),” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/12.