Tammany Hall


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Tammany Hall

(ˈtæmənɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US the central organization of the Democratic Party in New York county. Originally founded as a benevolent society (Tammany Society) in 1789, Tammany Hall was notorious for the corruption in city and state politics that it fostered in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also called: Tammany
ˈTammanyism n
ˈTammanyite n

Tam′ma•ny Hall′

(ˈtæm ə ni)
n.
a Democratic political organization in New York City, founded in 1789 as a fraternal society (Tam′many Soci`ety) and associated with corruption and abuse of power. Also called Tam′ma•ny.
[after Tammany, 17th-century Delaware Indian chief, facetiously canonized as patron saint of America, c1770]
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Noun1.Tammany Hall - a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossismTammany Hall - a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism
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Democratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United States
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O'Sullivan has had a telephone message to go down to Tammany Hall.
She crumpled up like a can that has been kicked by a heavy boot, her forepart came down in the square, and the rest of her length, with a great snapping and twisting of shafts and stays, descended, collapsing athwart Tammany Hall and the streets towards Second Avenue.
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Making full use of the Herbert Lehman Papers at Columbia University and other archival sources, Tananbaum has given us the definitive narrative of this soft-spoken liberal who, it appears, tried his best and usually succeeded in doing the right thing, even when that involved opposing his party leadership, speaking out against a President Roosevelt whom he admired and had worked with, challenging Tammany Hall, and confronting Senator Joseph McCarthy when few others were willing to do so.
Mugwumps, Peter says, are people who investigated corruption in New York City's Tammany Hall.
Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics.
Such men were not his heroes, in fact he had a marked distaste for those logrolling Tammany Hall politicians at a local level whom he forever associated with the Labour Party and also unreasonably blanketed with the Welsh W Rugby Union despite its non-political nature.
In the mid-19th century, William Magear "Boss" Tweed ran New York's Tammany Hall political organization, which in turn ran the city's government--at great profit to Tammany's members.
Terry Golway's Machine Made argues that the Democratic Tammany Hall machine, which dominated the city during the 19th century and early decades of the 20th, "prepared the way for modern liberalism" by creating a "model for a more aggressive role for government.
New YorkAEs Tammany Hall has long been thought of as a black spot in the history of urban politics, a political machine filled with shady characters like William oBosso Tweed and a cast of others involved in graft, crime, and corruption.