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Dukes of Duval County : the Parr family and Texas politics, Anthony R. Carrozza

Label
Dukes of Duval County : the Parr family and Texas politics
Title
Dukes of Duval County
Title remainder
the Parr family and Texas politics
Statement of responsibility
Anthony R. Carrozza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A comprehensive study of the Parr family's political activities in South Texas, how three generations manipulated the ballot box in Duval County and the surrounding areas through violence and corruption for more than seventy years and critically influenced the course of the nation"--Provided by publisher
  • "The notorious Parr family manipulated local politics in South Texas for decades. Archie Parr, his son George, and his grandson Archer relied on violence and corruption to deliver the votes that propelled their chosen candidates to office. The influence of the Parr political machine peaked during the 1948 senatorial primary, when election officials found the infamous Ballot Box 13 six days after the polls closed. That box provided a slim eighty-seven-vote lead to Lyndon B. Johnson, initiating the national political career of the future U.S. president. Dukes of Duval County begins with Archie Parr's organization of the Mexican American electorate into a potent voting bloc, which marked the beginning of his three-decade campaign for control of every political office in Duval County and the surrounding area. Archie's son George, who expanded the Parrs' dominion to include jobs, welfare payments, and public works, became a county judge thanks to his father's influence--but when George was arrested and imprisoned for accepting payoffs, only a presidential pardon advocated by then-congressman Lyndon Johnson allowed George to take office once more. Further legal misadventures haunted George and his successor, Archer, but in the end it took the combined force of local, state, and federal governments and the courageous efforts of private citizens to overthrow the Parr family. In this first comprehensive study of the Parr family's political activities, Anthony R. Carrozza reveals the innermost workings of the Parr dynasty, a political machine that drove South Texas politics for more than seventy years and critically influenced the course of the nation"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrozza, Anthony R.
Dewey number
976.4/4630630922
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F392.D9
LC item number
C37 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parr family
  • Parr, Archie
  • Parr, Archie
  • Parr family
  • Politicians
  • Duval County (Tex.)
  • Duval County (Tex.)
  • Elections
  • Political violence
  • Political corruption
  • Texas, South
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Elections
  • Families
  • Political corruption
  • Political violence
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Texas
  • Texas, South
Label
Dukes of Duval County : the Parr family and Texas politics, Anthony R. Carrozza
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1616285
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Birth of a Dynasty -- Texas Politics -- The Duke of Duval -- George Parr's Early Years -- George Becomes the Duke -- Part II. The Peak of Power -- The 1948 Senate Election -- Investigations and Court Battles -- Bill Mason -- Gathering Forces -- Buddy Floyd -- Empire under Attack -- Part III. Treading Water -- Uncovering the Hidden -- Court Time -- Fighting to Keep Control -- Indictments, Trials, and a Pulitzer -- Awaiting Trial -- Part IV. Derailed by Civil and Criminal Cases -- Civil Suits -- Mail Fraud -- Politics and Trials -- Texas Tries Parr -- Mail Fraud Redux -- Regaining Power -- Part V. End of the Dynasty -- A Routine Tax Audit -- Closing In On the Duke -- Tax Evasion Trial -- Death of the Duke -- After the Duke
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780806159560
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006637927
  • (OCoLC)on1006637927
Label
Dukes of Duval County : the Parr family and Texas politics, Anthony R. Carrozza
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1616285
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Birth of a Dynasty -- Texas Politics -- The Duke of Duval -- George Parr's Early Years -- George Becomes the Duke -- Part II. The Peak of Power -- The 1948 Senate Election -- Investigations and Court Battles -- Bill Mason -- Gathering Forces -- Buddy Floyd -- Empire under Attack -- Part III. Treading Water -- Uncovering the Hidden -- Court Time -- Fighting to Keep Control -- Indictments, Trials, and a Pulitzer -- Awaiting Trial -- Part IV. Derailed by Civil and Criminal Cases -- Civil Suits -- Mail Fraud -- Politics and Trials -- Texas Tries Parr -- Mail Fraud Redux -- Regaining Power -- Part V. End of the Dynasty -- A Routine Tax Audit -- Closing In On the Duke -- Tax Evasion Trial -- Death of the Duke -- After the Duke
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780806159560
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006637927
  • (OCoLC)on1006637927

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