Bitter Fruit by William J. Grimshaw
Black Politics and the Chicago Machine, 1931-1991

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William Grimshaw offers an insider's chronicle of the tangled relationship between the black community and the Chicago Democratic machine from its Great Depression origins to 1991. What emerges is a myth-busting account not of a monolithic organization but of several distinct party regimes, each with a unique relationship to black voters and leaders.

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Published October 1, 1992 by University of Chicago Press. 262 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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But the actual relationship has been far more complex, Grimshaw asserts, and black Chicagoans, continually treated as separate and unequal, are now ``out in the cold, embittered, divided and lacking leadership.'' In this hard-hitting, incisive study, Grimshaw, associate professor of social scienc...

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