King of the Bowery: Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era


The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.
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The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438431826
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Excelsior Editions
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 657,021
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard F. Welch is a historian and teaches American History, Western Civilization, and Irish History at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University. The author of four books and numerous articles, Welch has also worked as a historical consultant, museum exhibit curator, editor of a regional history magazine, and currently serves on the editorial board of Long Island Historical Journal. His most recent book is The Boy General: The Life and Careers of Francis Channing Barlow. He lives in Huntington, New York.
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Table of Contents

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1. The City and the Machine

2. Upward Mobility

3. Running the Game

4. Taking His Opportunities as He Saw Them

5. Extracurricular Activities

6. No Final Victories

7. George and Charlie and Willie and Tim

8. The Progressive

9. The Last Hurrah

10. Decline and Fall

11. Legacies


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