Machine Made

So great news. The Podcast is up on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-by-the-book-episodes/id882267745

Even better news. For episode 2, I interviewed Terry Golway about his latest book, Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of American Politics. Dr. Golway’s excellent book is a great take on New York’s old political machine and is a revisionist view of prior histories which painted the organization entirely corrupt. Golway answers the question — if Tammany was so bad, then how the heck did it last so long? The answer is that Tammany advocated for those groups that had no advocates, i.e. the Irish immigrants. What was most impressive was the amount of original research he put in the book, which we discuss in the episode.

Enjoy!

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