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"A lot of soldiers, but not a lot of generals": Mexican Americans and the Machine in Chicago’s 14th Aldermanic Ward

Mark J. Redmond

Title:
"A lot of soldiers, but not a lot of generals": Mexican Americans and the Machine in Chicago’s 14th Aldermanic Ward
Author(s):
Redmond, Mark J.
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Articles
Department:
Helvidius Group
Volume:
21
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Book/Journal Title:
Journal of Politics & Society
Abstract:
Though historians have offered definitive conclusions about the Polish experience in Chicago politics, contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American experiences remain unstudied. In order to fill this void, I ask the following question: how and why do Mexicans occupy the subordinate role of "political clients" in Chicago's 14th Aldermanic Ward, an electoral district where they now constitute a dominant demographic majority? The remainder of this paper answers this question by investigating the external and internal forces that produce these conditions.
Subject(s):
Hispanic American studies
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