The Sources of Political Control

Ida Susser

in Norman Street

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195367317
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951192 | DOI:
The Sources of Political Control

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This chapter develops the significance of racial divisions and electoral politics as forces of political suppression. The pervasive political machine and the vituperance demonstrated by voluntary associations such as the American Legion show the dynamics which prevent local movements from growing beyond the community. It is here we find the forces that divide and cripple the community and turn one neighborhood against another.

Keywords: racial divisions; electoral politics; political suppression; voluntary associations; American Legion; local movements

Chapter.  6992 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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