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1. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960 A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960 2002 A mention of Felix Payne, a local African American and nightclub owner during the Pendergast years and early jazz scene.

2. Claude Gorton Claude Gorton June 14, 1905 Photo and bio of Claude Gorton (1888-1975), a woman politician "instrumental in getting rid of the Pendergast machine" and "chairman of the Independent Coalition of American Women for Missouri that supported...

3. Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City 1948 Description of segregation practices in Kansas City as a factor in the popularity of the Pendergast machine. Discussion on the tradition (still active in 1948) of discrimination against black people through...

4. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biographical information about Samuel S. Mayerberg (1892-1964), a political and religious figure prominent in "his role in bringing down the Pendergast machine" in the 1930s, unusually outspoken on public...

5. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Merrill E. Otis (1884-1944), a federal judge from Nodaway County, Missouri, instrumental in the conviction of Tom Pendergast during "the excesses of the Pendergast machine" in the 1930s.

6. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Albert L. Reeves (1873-1971), "one of the two judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri," involved in the Greenlease kidnaping case and the election fraud...

7. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Roger T. Sermon (1890-1950), "twenty-six-year mayor of the city of Independence," Jackson County, during the Pendergast machine era and "closely allied" with it until 1942.

8. False Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance False Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance in the American City, with Its Daily Drama of Struggles and Pathos; Triumphs and Thrills 1937 Book set in a fictional version of late 1910s to mid-1930s Kansas City (called Larcen City here) and satirizing "the social life and political conditions" revolving around the Pendergast machine. Written...

9. Federal Justice in Western Missouri: The Judges, the Cases, the Times Federal Justice in Western Missouri: The Judges, the Cases, the Times 1994 Biographical description of Judge John Caskie Collet, a judge of Missouri's Western District during the end of the Pendergast machine. Includes a description of his life and career. He was born in 1898...

10. Frank Walsh and His Relationship With the Kansas City Star Frank Walsh and His Relationship With the Kansas City Star 2007 A great deal of detail concerning Irish Kansas City lawyer and political figure, Frank Walsh. Includes information on his connection with the Board of Public Welfare, U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations,...

11. Had Fun and Didn't Know It! Had Fun and Didn't Know It! 2000 Photos and booklet about the recollections of Dave Wheeler, a long-time Kansas City private investigator and former police officer and amateur softball player. Raised here around elements of the Boss Tom...

12. K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri //1978 Photo and various references to and descriptions of L. P. Cookingham, the first city manager of Kansas City after the removal of the Pendergast machine in 1940. He was chosen by the city government in...

13. Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis 2002 Chapter explains the rise of James Pendergast and then Tom Pendergast in Kansas City politics and machine control. Also explains how their control of the city affected events that happened as the jazz...

14. Leaders in Our Town Leaders in Our Town 1952 Photo and bio of L. P. Cookingham, city manager of Kansas City starting in 1940, arriving that year from Michigan, known for his reform activities in city government following the Pendergast machine era,...

15. Leaders in Our Town Leaders in Our Town 1952 Photo and bio of Judge Albert Reeves, chief judge of the Western District of Missouri in Kansas City. Born near Steelville, Missouri in 1873 and coming to Kansas City in 1913 as a lawyer before being appointed...

16. Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present 1935 Biographical descriptions of James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast (1856-1911) and his younger brother Tom Pendergast, heir to James's Kansas City political machine.

17. Missouri Waltz: The Inside Story of the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It Missouri Waltz: The Inside Story of the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It 1948 Chapter of the book about the Union Station Massacre in 1933 and the events leading up to and following it, including descriptions of John Lazia, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, or Pretty Boy Floyd, and police officers...

18. Organized Crime in Kansas City, Missouri Organized Crime in Kansas City, Missouri 2007 Book jacket reads: "The alliance between organized crime and politics was never stronger than it was in Kansas City, where the local Mob boss controlled the police department and terrorized elections.......

19. Pendergast Machine Pendergast Machine June 16, 1905 Chapter of the book about "the menace of the Pendergast machine" to federal justice in western Missouri from 1933 to 1939, during Tom Pendergast's term of illegal "statewide power" out of Kansas City.

20. Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years 1947 Chapters of the book about Harry Truman and his rise to political power from Jackson County as a member of a local family of Jackson County Goats (especially his father).