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Tammany Hall
Guide picks
Boss Tweed and his control of New York City's corrupt Tammany Hall is a fascinating look at political corruption in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Caught By A Cartoonist
Thomas Nast was a cartoonist whose drawings eventually led to the arrest of Boss Tweed. Includes two cartoons and an image of the wanted poster.

Columbia Encyclopedia: Tammany
An encyclopedia overview of Tammany, the popular name for the Democratic political machine in Manhattan.

Etext: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
The entire text of Plunkitt of Tammany Hall A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics online. (Scroll down several pages to get to the beginning of the text.)

Infoplease: Boss Tweed
A short biography of William Marcy (Boss) Tweed, who led corruption in Tammany Hall.

Infoplease: Tammany Hall
A great, basic overview. (Click the links at the bottom for additional sections.)

Spartacus: Jimmy Walker
Tammany Hall-backed mayor James John Walker was investigated for corruption and resigned.

Tammany Society
A brief history of the Tammany Society and its influence.

Tweed's Machine
A photograph of Boss Tweed and an overview of Tammany Hall for young people from PBS.

William T. Riordon, from Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
A selection from politician Riordon's book about the positive aspects of "honest graft."

Tammany Hall Pictures
Over a dozen photos of people involved with Tammany Hall.

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