Ruling Suburbia: John J. McClure and the Republican Machine in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Ruling Suburbia chronicles the history of the Republican machine that has dominated the political life of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, since 1875, and of the career of John J. McClure, who controlled the machine from 1907 until 1965.
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Page 16 - ... the cards. If anybody wanted anything— jobs, favors, cash— he could only go to the boss, the local leader. What Roosevelt did was to take the handouts out of the local hands. A few little things like Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the like— that's what shifted the gears, sport. No need now to depend on the boss for everything; the Federal Government was getting into the act. Otherwise known as a social revolution.
Page 24 - WHEKEAS in and by an Act of the General Assembly of this Commonwealth, entitled, A Supplement to an Act entituled, An Act authorising the Governor to incorporate two Companies for making an artificial road from the City of Pittsburg, through Butler and Mercer to Meadville...
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Page 20 - ... eliminated many of the rough-and-ready welfare functions of the precinct captain, though the more imaginative recouped part of their loss by helping to steer constituents through the bureaucratic maze, claiming credit for the benefits thus obtained. Granting the importance of all of these developments, in the long run, the decline of immigration doubtless proved the most important blow to the traditional machine operation. New arrivals had been entering the country at a rate in excess of four...
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