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"Tammany Hall"

Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics.  For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous.  For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th and early 20th century New York City.  These complexities are the subject of Professor Terry Golway’s talk.

Terry Golway’s book
Machine Made:  Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews.  Professor Golway’s talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption.  But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.

Professor Terry Golway is the Director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy, a columnist for the Irish Echo, and the author of
Irish Rebel a biography of John Devoy and subject of his visit to the Garden City Library on April 2001; The Irish in America; Let Every Nation Know: JFK in His Own Words; and So Others Might Live, a history of the FDNY.  Professor Golway’s passion for history informs his speaking style.  He is a welcome returnee to the Garden City Library

Meeting Details
November 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Garden City Public Library
60 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY 11530

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