• Alderman Jim Pendergast 

    Dorsett, Lyle Wesley (University of Kansas City, 1962)
    James Pendergast came to Kansas City in 1876 from St. Joseph, Missouri. After working for several years as a laborer, Pendergast entered the saloonkeeping business in the West Bottoms, the heart of Kansas City's ...
  • Politics and Pandemic in 1918 Kansas City 

    Sykes Berry, Susan Debra, 1953- (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010)
    The 1918-1919 Spanish influenza was the deadliest pandemic in history and citizens of Kansas City died in larger numbers due to politics. Kansas City government was under the control of two powerful political bosses, ...