Sunday, April 20, 2014

Book TV Apr. 20: "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics"

Author Terry Golway will discuss "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics" on Book TV April 20 at 5:45 pm.

From the event page (Update: Link updated 4/21/14 8a):

Terry Golway, director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy, recounts Tammany Hall politics in New York City. The author contends that the political machine that controlled the city's Democratic Party in the 19th century has been miscast as crooked. Instead, he asserts that Tammany Hall afforded immigrants to New York a political voice and was responsible for social and political reforms, which included greater worker's compensation and a ban on child labor. Terry Golway speaks at the Irish Arts Center in New York City.

The book is available at Politics & Prose.

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