Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics / Edition 1

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Overview

Since its publication in 1905, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall has given generations of students a passport into the world of controversy, conflict, corruption, and color that surrounded urban political machines at their zenith. The full text of William Riordon's book is supported here by nine primary documents that place both the book and its subject into context.

Originally published in 1905, this book is the collected wisdom of G.W. Plunkitt, ward boss of that infamous turn-of-the-century New York City political machine, Tammany Hall. A major school adoption title. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312084448
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 854,396
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Terrence J. McDonald is professor of history at the University of Michigan. His book, The Parameters of Urban Fiscal Policy: Socioeconomic Change and Political Culture in San Francisco, 1860 to 1906, won the 1987 Allan M. Sharlin Memorial Award of the Social Science History Association and the 1988 J. S. Holliday Award from the California Historical Society. He is a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Urban History and Studies in American Political development, and he has published essays in those journals as well as in Social History, Historical Methods, the History Teacher, and Reviews in American History. His research on George Washington Plunkitt is part of an ongoing project on the image of the urban political machine and American liberalism entitled "Inventing Urban Politics: The City and the State in American Political Development, 1880-1980."

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

Introduction: How George Washington Plunkitt Became Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

PART I. THE DOCUMENT

Preface by William L. Riordon
A Tribute by Charles F. Murphy
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

PART II. RELATED MATERIALS

"George W. Plunkitt," in Tammany Biographies, New York Evening Post, 1894
"Hon. Geo. W. Plunkitt," The Tammany Times, September 21, 1895
"Lift the Plunkitt Mortgage!" A pamplet published by Plunkitt's successful opponent in the 1904 election to state Senate
"Graft, Cries M'Manus; Not Me, Says Plunkitt," New York Times, June 8, 1905
Review of Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1905
Review of Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, Public Opinion, October 7, 1905
Plunkitt Obituary, The Nation, December 3, 1924
Jane Addams, "Why the Ward Boss Rules," The Outlook, April 2, 1898
Lincoln Steffens, "New York: Good Government in Danger," McClure's, November 1903

APPENDICES

A Plunkitt Chronology (1842-1924)
Selected Bibliography

Index

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