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Honest Graft The World of George Washington Plunkitt

ISBN-10: 1881089584
ISBN-13: 9781881089582
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: William L. Riordon's compiling and embroidering of Boss Plunkitt's boastful comments on machine politics constitutes a minor classic in American social history in the Gilded Age and beyond. In an introduction to this edition of the political boss's  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

William L. Riordon's compiling and embroidering of Boss Plunkitt's boastful comments on machine politics constitutes a minor classic in American social history in the Gilded Age and beyond. In an introduction to this edition of the political boss's remarks, James S. Olson, chairman of the history department at Sam Houston State University, and James W. Mooney of American University engage in a provocative exchange over how the boss mentality as Plunkitt expressed it is to be judged.

Honest Graft: Two Views
The World of George Washington Plunkitt
The Problem of the Cities Revisited
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall.Preface
A Tribute
Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft
How to Become a Statesman
The Curse of Civil Service Reform.Reformers Only Mornin' GloriesNew York City Is Pie for the Hayseeds
To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act Accordin'
On The Shame of the Cities
Ingratitude in Politics
Reciprocity in Patronage
Brooklynites Natural-Born Hayseeds
Tammany Leaders Not Bookworms
Dangers of the Dress Suit in Politics
On Municipal Ownership
Tammany the Only Lastin' Democracy
Concerning Gas in Politics
Plunkitt's Fondest Dream.Tammany's Patriotism
On the Use of Money in Politics
The Successful Politician Does not Drink
Bosses Preserve the Nation
Concerning Excise
A Parting Word on the Future of the Democratic Party in America
Strenuous Life of the Tammany District Leader

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