The battle for the soul of Rhode Island

Dodson, James
September 1993
Yankee;Sep93, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p76
Discusses Rhode Islanders' civil protest against the corruption of their state politicians. Collapse of the state's self-insured credit-union system; RIght Now! rally; Failed reform movements; Theories on the causes of the corruption; Political history of the island; Empire of Raymond L.S. Patriarca; Vincent A. Cianci Jr.'s administration as mayor; Embezzlement by Joe Mollicon Jr. INSET: A tradition of reformers...and a history of rogues..


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