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The rise of the Chicago Police Department : class and conflict, 1850-1894, Sam Mitrani

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The rise of the Chicago Police Department : class and conflict, 1850-1894
Title
The rise of the Chicago Police Department
Title remainder
class and conflict, 1850-1894
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Sam Mitrani
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The police simply did not exist in early American life. Between 1840s and the end of 1880s, every major northern city built a substantial police force. Sam Mitrani examines the making of the police in Chicago, which rapidly grew into the most violent, turbulent city in America by the late 1800s. From the Lager Beer riot of 1855, through the Civil War, 1867's strikes for the eight-hour day, the 1871 fire, 1877 strike and riot, the May Day strikes and the May Day strikes and the Haymarket bombing, Chicago was roiling with political and economic conflict, much of it rooted in class tensions. Chicago's lawmakers overcame many obstacles to build a force that could impose order. Forming an adequately paid, professional department turned out rather expensive. The police's advocates responded by forging a concept of order into a central political ideology. This concept reinforced the police's legitimacy among the urban populace, defining the role of policemen in municipal affairs. First the police protected property and suppressed disturbances on the street. They also arrested thousands for drunk and disorderly behavior throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, and attempted to control the behavior of women in brothels. By the 1880s, this ideology of order shaped both the police's behavior and a large portion of municipal politics. Mitrani recasts late-nineteenth-century Chicago in terms of the struggle over order, emphasizing the role of public institutions in the development of capitalism. Businessmen shaped these state institutions to protect their economic interests, yet Chicago's police could not control daily life in the working class' neighborhoods. Thus, ordinary Chicagoans managed to limit the force of the municipal police"--
  • "In this book, Sam Mitrani cogently examines the making of the police department in Chicago, which by the late 1800s had grown into the most violent, turbulent city in America. Chicago was roiling with political and economic conflict, much of it rooted in class tensions, and the city's lawmakers and business elite fostered the growth of a professional municipal police force to protect capitalism, its assets, and their own positions in society. Together with city policymakers, the business elite united behind an ideology of order that would simultaneously justify the police force's existence and dictate its functions. Tracing the Chicago police department's growth through events such as the 1855 Lager Beer riot, the Civil War, the May Day strikes, the 1877 railroad workers strike and riot, and the Haymarket violence in 1886, Mitrani demonstrates that this ideology of order both succeeded and failed in its aims. Recasting late nineteenth-century Chicago in terms of the struggle over order, this insightful history uncovers the modern police department's role in reconciling democracy with industrial capitalism."--
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Mitrani, Sam
Dewey number
363.209773/1109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8148.C4
LC item number
M58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Working class in American history
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  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Illinois
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The rise of the Chicago Police Department : class and conflict, 1850-1894, Sam Mitrani
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1. Drunken Immigrants, Businessmen's Order, and the Founding of the Chicago Police Department""; ""Chapter 2. Paternalism and the Birth of Professional Police Organization""; ""Chapter 3. The Police and the First May Day Strike for the Eight-Hour Day""; ""Chapter 4. The Native-Born Protestant Elite's Bid for Control in the 1870s""; ""Photo insert""; ""Chapter 5. 1877 and the Formation of a Law-and-Order Consensus""; ""Chapter 6. Carter Harrison Remakes the Chicago Police Department""
  • ""Chapter 7. Chicago's Anarchists Shape the Police Department""""Chapter 8. The Eight-Hour Strikes, the Haymarket Bombing, and the Consolidation of the Chicago Police""; ""Epilogue: The Pullman Strike and the Matrix of State Institutions""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
867742019
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252095337
Lccn
2013020895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt391mbp
  • 057c3b26-dcd8-40d5-8043-fd5bb7b7ced3
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867742019
Label
The rise of the Chicago Police Department : class and conflict, 1850-1894, Sam Mitrani
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1. Drunken Immigrants, Businessmen's Order, and the Founding of the Chicago Police Department""; ""Chapter 2. Paternalism and the Birth of Professional Police Organization""; ""Chapter 3. The Police and the First May Day Strike for the Eight-Hour Day""; ""Chapter 4. The Native-Born Protestant Elite's Bid for Control in the 1870s""; ""Photo insert""; ""Chapter 5. 1877 and the Formation of a Law-and-Order Consensus""; ""Chapter 6. Carter Harrison Remakes the Chicago Police Department""
  • ""Chapter 7. Chicago's Anarchists Shape the Police Department""""Chapter 8. The Eight-Hour Strikes, the Haymarket Bombing, and the Consolidation of the Chicago Police""; ""Epilogue: The Pullman Strike and the Matrix of State Institutions""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
867742019
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252095337
Lccn
2013020895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt391mbp
  • 057c3b26-dcd8-40d5-8043-fd5bb7b7ced3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867742019

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