Gotham Logo Gotham Logo  
 
About The Gotham Center
Main |  Browse | Submit Events | Edit Your Submission

Tammany, Progressivism & the New York Irish
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street, New York, NY 10019

A surprising new history of New York’s most famous political machine, Tammany Hall, reveals—beyond the vice and corruption—a birthplace of progressive urban politics. Join Kean University professor, historian, author, and journalist Terry Golway as he discusses his newest book, Machine Made. This compelling new analysis brings to life Tammany’s Irish connections, its advocacy for immigrants, its implementation of the social welfare system, and the path to political power of Irish New Yorkers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Terry Golway was a journalist for thirty years, writing for the New York Observer, The New York Times, and other venues. He is the author of many articles and books including Irish Rebel: John Devoy & America's Fight for Irish Freedom and For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes. He holds a PhD in American history from Rutgers University and is currently the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy in New Jersey.

   
Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
URL: http://www.irishartscenter.org/literature/golway.html

Search Events
 
Try our Advanced Search

Features:

Donate Now!
Help support the Gotham Center.

Join Our Mailing List
Sign up for the latest news and updates from Gotham.

Gotham History Festival 2001
Read all about it.

Gotham Center in the News

All photography courtesy of the Old York Library

© Gotham Center for New York City History. All Rights Reserved.

The Gotham Center for New York City History
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Room 6103
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
Telephone: 212-817-8460
FAX: 212-817-1541
E-mail: gotham@gc.cuny.edu