An undergraduate thesis, awarded a bowdoin prize by harvard college in 1896. Tammany hall and the creation of modern american politics by terry golway isbn. At that, tammany s roots go deep, and digging among their intricacies has yielded pungent truffles to m. Werners history of tammany, a book regularly cited in academic and popular studies of new york politics, is unrelenting in its descriptions of the halls leaders and crimes, asserting that tammany hall has. Gilded age new yorks king of diamonds a bit of history. Until 1961 tammany hall dominated the new york county democratic. Werners tammany hall, by an unnamed person who was never. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the history of tammany hall. Plunkitt, who would hold court at the bootblack stand at the new york county courthouse, telling anyone who would listen about the difference between honest and dishonest. It was the democratic party political machine that played a major role in controlling new york city and new york state politics and helping immigrants, most notably the irish. The history of tammany hall ebook written by gustavus myers. R werner book 25 editions published between 1928 and 1976 in english and undetermined and held by 1,020 worldcat member libraries worldwide. R werner author see all 4 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Alfred whital stern collection of lincolniana library of congress tammany hall is the oldest and the most powerful institution of a political and sociological nature in america.
Charles evans hughes denounced his administration as flagrantly inefficient and wasteful and ordered him removed from office as manhattan borough president on december 9, 1907. Rhadamanthus a history of tammany hall first edition 1955. How to steal an election election fraud is expanding. Still, unlike his sources, allen fits the halls entire history from 1786 to 1961 into a brisk and entertaining volume. Tammany or columbian order, named after a legendary delaware chief, was an antiaristocratic fraternal order. So reads the insipid conclusion of allens book, a history of americas most. George washington plunkitt 18421924 was a longtime tammany functionary whose philosophyincluding such gems as i seen my opportunities, and i took em was related in the most famous book ever written about urban machine. The book is torn at the top of the spine and the front cover is loose, although not detached. Tammany hall for sale entertainment collectibles market. Baseball and tammany hall society for american baseball. Nov 27, 2017 also, the connection to tweed is noted in m. Werners savagely funny tammany hall 1932 and warren. Two inch, deep abrasion on spine head, thus good only.
Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The international jew the worlds foremost problem by henry ford, founder of the ford motor company, and the editors of the dearborn independent. Boss tweed became the head of the tammany hall political machine in 1863. Weiss, 1 book corona brezina, 1 book nelson smith, 1 book warren sloat, 1 book warren moscow, 1 book tammany hall united colored democracy of the county of new. Tammany hall and the creation of modern american politics. Theres honest graft and dishonest graft according to plunkitt. In plunkitt of tammany hall riordan admits readers into an area of life that mystified middleclass americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Werners 1928 book, entitled tammany hall, the maxim that history forgotten is bound to repeat itself came to mind. Baseball and tammany hall society for american baseball research. May 23, 2014 new york citys tammany hall is synonymous in popular lore with graft, votebuying and other abuses long associated with urban politics, but in machine made, terry golway asserts that this. The publishing of this book was primarily aimed to educate the society of the inwards in a politicians life and to portray the operations that were performed by george washington to reach to his ultimate.
Peter quinn is a former speechwriter for mario cuomo and the author of banished children of eve. Formerly a writer for timelife books, allen tells an oldfashioned story of colorful personalities, sordid scandals, and smokefilled rooms. An irish pub and tobacconist with great staff, drinks, cigars, food, and the best patrons on federal hill. Werner, social, america, united states history, new york times.
Political issues slip by unexamined, and tammanys economic base is barely considered. A narrative history, reported the headline which was the opening salvo against the tweed ring and subsequently, tammany hall. In september 1870, the times began attacking tammany, and by 1871 was in full swing to expose the depth of corruption that existed in tammany hall. The story begins in may 1789, just a few weeks after the u. Plunkitt, tammany leader of the fifteenth assembly district, sachem of the tammany society and chairman of the elections committee of tammany hall, who has held the offices of state senator, assemblyman, police magistrate, county supervisor and alderman and who boasts of his record in filling.
Werner 1928 stated first edition, hardcover doubleday hc 1928 hc werner tammany m. Edward robb ellis in his book, the epic of new york city. This volume discloses the mental operations of perhaps the most thoroughly practical politician of the day george washington plunkitt, tammany leader of the fifteenth assembly district, sachem of the tammany society and chairman of the elections committee of tammany hall, who has held the offices of state senator, assemblyman, police magistrate, county supervisor and alderman, and who. Mar 23, 2018 it was used by the lexow committee, convened in the 1890s to investigate police corruption and tammany hall. Publication date 1928 topics tammany hall publisher. Tammany is a national, not a local, political issue. But something was lost, too, and it will be missed. It played a major role in controlling new york city and new york state politics and helping immigrants, most notably the irish, rise up in american politics from the 1790s to the 1960s. Tammany hall was a new york city political organization founded in 1786. Tammany hall and the creation of modern american politics golway. The similarities between tammany halls corruption of the nypd and the recent police scandals rocking the nations largest police department support the maxim. At the time, america didnt yet have privacyprotecting voting machines or official government ballots, so tammany fixers could ensure that voters would cast ballots as promised.
In most mens minds a certain spell of wonder attaches to the career and character of the tammany society and tammany hall. Asking him to consider writing a book on tammany hall sept. Tammany hall is featured in the novel a tree grows in brooklyn, in which they sponsor a family outing. The history of tammany hall by gustavus myers books on. Book recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more. Kilroe, 2 books jerome mushkat, 2 books tammany society, or columbian order n. Morris robert werner correspondence uf special and area. Werner author see all 4 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
George washington plunkitt was a highranking member of the tammany hall machine, and the author, william riordan, created the book as a series of articles gleaned from mr. Plunkitt benefitted greatly from this political career, saying, ive made a big fortune out of the game, and im gettin richer every day. However, tammany hall was symbolized as a political corruption, it was riordons responsibility to narrate washingtons outlook of the story. Plunkitt of tammany hall by george washington plunkitt. Tammany, or the columbian order, was a new york city political organization founded in 1786 and incorporated on may 12, 1789, as the tammany society.
Under boss tweeds dominance the support which tammany hall received from immigrants would firmly establish the organization as the. Werner doubleday garden city wikipedia citation please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. A democratic party organization in new york city, tammany hall frequently dominated city and even state politics in 19th and 20thcentury new york. Tammany hall is the oldest and the most powerful institution of a political and sociological nature in america. Following a long legal battle, he finally left office in 1909. It was the democratic party political machine that played a major role in controlling new york city and new york state.763 131 1016 910 1011 122 1357 920 333 1074 112 1262 146 540 1418 129 1056 743 437 1237 1390 719 92 675 877 1440 1313 834 1381 103 676 668