When Bosses Ruled Philadelphia


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In 1903, Muckraker Lincoln Steffens brought the city of Philadelphia lasting notoriety as "the most corrupt and the most contented" urban center in the nation. Famous for its colorful "feudal barons," from "King James" McManes and his "Gas Ring" to "Iz" Durham and "Sunny Jim" McNichol, Philadelphia offers the historian a classic case of the duel ...

When Bosses Ruled Philadelphia 1993, Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271009230