Grafters and Goo Goos corruption and reform in Chicago, 1833-2003 by James L. Merriner

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Chicago (Ill.),
  • Illinois,
  • Chicago

Subjects:

  • Political corruption -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.,
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-294) and index.

Book details

StatementJames L. Merriner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF548.3 .M47 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 302 p. :
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3676963M
ISBN 100809325713
LC Control Number2003015588

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