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ISBN:0940984954
Author: Glen Jeansonne
ISBN13: 978-0940984950
Title: Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta
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Publisher: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette (April 1, 1995)
Pages: 460

Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta by Glen Jeansonne



by Jeansonne, Glen, 1946-. Publication date 1977. Topics Perez, Leander, 1891-1969, Judges - Louisiana - Biography, Politicians - Louisiana - Biography, Louisiana - Politics and government - 1865-1950, Louisiana - Politics and government - 1951-, Louisiana - Race relations, Plaquemines Parish (L. - - Politics and government. Publisher Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; trent university;. Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station12. cebu on March 25, 2019.

Published by: University Press of Mississippi. Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. He was a political boss who held absolute power in Plaquemines Parish to an extent unsurpassed by any parish leader in Louisiana's history. Leander Perez: Boss of the Deltais his full history. A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an oil tycoon worth millions of dollars, Perez was known to one and all, including himself, as the Judge, although the office he held for most of his career was that of district attorney

Leander Perez: Boss of t. .has been added to your Cart. Nor was it always confined to the Democratic Party. The boss system holds in contempt the very institutions and processes by which the bosses themselves rose to power; which in turn provokes some deep reflection on the entire system of representative politics as conceived and practiced by the Global Leader of Democracy. This book is a good summary of a very evil man. But all too often the author frames this bigot as just a vicious politician.

A biography of the tumultuous career of one of Louisiana's staunchest segregationist politicians. My Blog with Updates! Download here: NitroFlare.

Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta is his full history. A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an oil tycoon worth millions of dollars, Perez was known to one and all, including himself, as the Judge, although the office he held for most of his career was that of district attorney

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During the long reign of segregationist Plaquemines Parish boss Leander Perez (and continuing under his immediate successors), Ironton was denied infrastructure development granted to white communities in the area Like most of the area, Ironton was devastated in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina and its resulting storm surge. Coordinates: 29°38′55″N 89°57′41″W, 2. 4861°N 8. 6139°W, 2. 4861; -8. 6139.

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Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. He was a political boss who held absolute power in Plaquemines Parish to an extent unsurpassed by any parish leader in Louisiana's history. Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta is his full history.

A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an oil tycoon worth millions of dollars, Perez was known to one and all, including himself, as the Judge, although the office he held for most of his career was that of district attorney. He got his political start in the early 1920s, when Huey Long was beginning to attract statewide attention. But, even after Long was gunned down in 1935, the Judge continued to dominate life in the lower delta for thirty-four years, until he died from a heart attack in 1969. Above all, Perez relished power, and the essence of his might lay in his skill as a backroom broker and in his personal friendships with such idologues as J. Strom Thurmond, Ross Barnett, Lester Maddox, Orval Faubus, and George Wallace. his grip on the parish was partly economic and partly political, and it was enforced by an iron will stronger than the will of any other man in the lower delta.

Reviews: 7
Cordabor
This is an incisive, fascinating look at an old-style political boss made all the more odious by his racist demagoguery. Modern readers might find it incredible that a fascist tyrant could emerge and hide for decades behind a facade of American democracy. It's so easy to attribute Perez' career to Louisiana politics, or the South, or the backwater nature of his Delta stronghold in Plaquemines. But despite the regional quirks of the Perez regime and Da Judge himself, this same bossism was also prevalent in the industrial and financial capitals of the Northeast and Midwest. Nor was it always confined to the Democratic Party. The boss system holds in contempt the very institutions and processes by which the bosses themselves rose to power; which in turn provokes some deep reflection on the entire system of representative politics as conceived and practiced by the Global Leader of Democracy.

These concerns transcend the time and place of Perez' reactionary career. We see how easily Perez gamed the system for himself and his clients, and how that mentality continues unabated to the very hour of this typing. The concentration of legal power in a few, or in one official; the corruption of private vested interests in top-level deal making; the machinations of party insiders, and the marginalization of the public into passive spectators (even when voting) all hint at why the American political system seems so unreformable, even as Perez and his legacy stand repudiated. The only feasible solutions - outside of a revolutionary redifinition of what, exactly, constitutes the nature of democracy - are in rigorous transparency, delegation of power, strictly enforced limits on private "investment" in government, and the broadest possible expansion and inclusion of the voting public. Sadly, we see these necessary trends going exactly the opposite way. No doubt The Judge would be highly pleased. One must hope that no future Leander Perez rises at the national level, or Professor Jeansonne's account may be of more than nostalgic interest.
Quemal
Interesting , somewhat tame, look into Perez's life. However, if your looking for a deep examination concerning his role within various scandals and intrigues, you won't find it here. I originally purchased this book for research purposes hoping to find some stories regarding his relationship with Carlos Marcello and Dr. King. Neither of those names are even listed in the index. Which means that Perez's remarks about Dr. King and how he felt about him are not discussed nor is his dealings with New Orleans crime boss Marcello. To me, those two omissions render the rest of the book suspect. And once you realize that it was published by University Press of Mississippi, you then begin to wonder who in Mississippi state politics or the upper echelons of its antebellum society had their hands in the creation of this.
Enila
A well-researched historical perspective on Leander Perez, the boss of Plaquemines Parish, LA. It is difficult to digest the self-interest, self-dealing and (in today's terms) racism that was fostered under Perez' control. A character in history that modern Louisianans would probably prefer to erase from the history books, but should never be forgotten. I'm glad I read this book, but I was not inspired.
It's so easy
This book is a good summary of a very evil man. But all too often the author frames this bigot as just a vicious politician. The author consistently credits him with being such an intelligent attorney, when in fact he operated in a system that was as unjust and corrupt and inept as he. If you can get past the romanticizing of this racist, I would say it's a good read.
Melipra
I met The Judge when I was a young boy. Even then I was shaken by the strong will and unrelenting drive of the man. His racism was genuine, not contrived for political benifit. He believed in himself only and power was his opium. This book begins to capture that elusive essence of how a man can aspire to be a tyrant.

Stephen Estopinal, Author: El Tigre de Nueva Orleans.
Narim
Hard to believe this went on in 1963. Kindle download to IPAD is the ticket. Will use again in the future.
Porgisk
Hats off to Professor Jeansonne for his fascinating and thorough biography of Leander Perez. Perez and I may not have seen eye to eye on many issues, but I can't help but think that - our political differences be damned - Leander Perez was a flat-out great guy!