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The Resource Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics, Terry Golway

Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics, Terry Golway

Label
Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics
Title
Machine made
Title remainder
Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics
Statement of responsibility
Terry Golway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.44
LC item number
.G65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics, Terry Golway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn867001074
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 367 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780871403759
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867001074
  • (Sirsi) a1735642
Label
Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics, Terry Golway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn867001074
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 367 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780871403759
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867001074
  • (Sirsi) a1735642

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