How Tammany Hall Created Modern American Politics
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
New York’s Tammany Hall is synonymous with corruption and machine politics, but journalist Terry Golway says that reputation is somewhat undeserved. He dismantles the stereotypes associated with New York’s most infamous political machine. His book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics reveals the often progressive role Tammany played in defining American political attitudes and social policy. While Tammany’s corruption was very real, so was its hearty alliance with the powerless and disadvantaged.