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Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
Golway, Terry, 1955- (Book - 2014 )
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A journalist, historian, and expert on the Irish American experience tackles the common stereotypes and presents a revisionist version of the notoriously crooked Tammany Hall, describing the crucial social reforms and labor improvements they contributed. "Historian Terry Golway has written a colorful history of Tammany Hall, which takes a more sympathetic view of the organization than many historians. He says the Tammany machine, while often corrupt, gave impoverished immigrants critically needed social services and a road to assimilation. According to Golway, Tammany was responsible for progressive state legislation that foreshadowed the New Deal. He writes that some of Tammany's harshest critics, including cartoonist Thomas Nast, openly exhibited a raw anti-Irish and anti-Catholic prejudice." --www.npr.org/2014/03/05/286218423/the-case-for-tammany-hall-being-on-the-right-side-of-history
Authors: Golway, Terry, 1955-
Statement of Responsibility: Terry Golway
Title: Machine made
Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xxiv, 367 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-346) and index
Contents: "Tammany Hall belongs to us"
Mass politics
The Great Hunger
Civil War
A Tammany riot
Tammany's Irish Reconstruction
Challenging the Gilded Age
To hell with reform
An admirable organization?
Murphy's law
Frank and Al
The battle of two governors
Legacies
Summary: A journalist, historian, and expert on the Irish American experience tackles the common stereotypes and presents a revisionist version of the notoriously crooked Tammany Hall, describing the crucial social reforms and labor improvements they contributed.
"Historian Terry Golway has written a colorful history of Tammany Hall, which takes a more sympathetic view of the organization than many historians. He says the Tammany machine, while often corrupt, gave impoverished immigrants critically needed social services and a road to assimilation. According to Golway, Tammany was responsible for progressive state legislation that foreshadowed the New Deal. He writes that some of Tammany's harshest critics, including cartoonist Thomas Nast, openly exhibited a raw anti-Irish and anti-Catholic prejudice." --www.npr.org/2014/03/05/286218423/the-case-for-tammany-hall-being-on-the-right-side-of-history
Subject Headings: Tammany Hall History New York (N.Y.) Politics and government To 1898 New York (N.Y.) Politics and government 1898-1951 Irish Americans New York (State) New York Politics and government Immigrants Political activity New York (State) New York History Progressivism (United States politics) History Municipal government New York (State) New York History Politics, Practical New York (State) New York History Political corruption New York (State) New York History
Topical Term: Irish Americans
Immigrants
Progressivism (United States politics)
Municipal government
Politics, Practical
Political corruption
LCCN: 2013045565
ISBN: 9780871403759
0871403757
Branch Call Number: 974.704 G
Research Call Number: *R-USLHG IRGN 14-3126
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