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Machine Made

Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
Golway, Terry (Book - 2014)
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"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 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.
Authors: Golway, Terry, 1955-
Title: Machine made
Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics
Publisher: New York :, Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xxiv, 367 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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: "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
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.
Local Note: 15 35 53 82 109 112 118 133 148 243
ISBN: 0871403757
9780871403759
Statement of Responsibility: Terry Golway
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Political corruption New York (State) New York History. Politics, Practical New York (State) New York History. Municipal government New York (State) New York History. Progressivism (United States politics) History. Immigrants Political activity New York (State) New York History. Irish Americans New York (State) New York Politics and government. New York (N.Y.) Politics and government 1898-1951. New York (N.Y.) Politics and government To 1898. Tammany Hall (Political organization) History.
Topical Term: Political corruption
Politics, Practical
Municipal government
Progressivism (United States politics)
Immigrants
Irish Americans
LCCN: 2013045565
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