The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894 Sam Mitrani

ISBN: 9780252038068

Published: December 4th 2013

Hardcover

272 pages


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The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894  by  Sam Mitrani

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894 by Sam Mitrani
December 4th 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780252038068 | 5.56 Mb

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 itMoreIn 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 citys 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 forces existence and dictate its functions.Tracing the Chicago police departments 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 departments role in reconciling democracy with industrial capitalism.



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