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John Purroy Mitchel: New York’s “Boy Mayor” Fought Tammany and Died Too Young

At the turn of the 20th Century, New York City was held tightly in the grip of political corruption, with Tammany Hall acting as puppeteer over the city government, police department, and an extensive collection of corporations and industries. Fortunes … Continue reading

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Boss Tweed: New York’s Corruption King

Nineteenth-century New York City was ruled by a turbulent combination of money and politics. Each hand fed the other’s mouth. And the two never manifested themselves in so corrupt and notorious a fashion as in the legendary and infamous Tammany … Continue reading

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