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Friday, May 24, 2013

Enhanced ReCast - HOTH01 - History of Tammany Hall series

We start another audio book series with Gordon Comstock reading Gustavus Myer's History of Tammany Hall.  Gordon gives a great introduction about how he came to find this book and why it's been memory-holed by many historians and librarians.

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Chapter Headings for this episode:

Music and Intro

Chapter 1 - Resistance to Aristocracy, 1789-1798

Chapter 2 - Aaron Burr at the Helm, 1798-1802

Chapter 3 - Tammany Quarrels with DeWitt Clinton, 1802-1809

Wrap up and Exit Music

Books/information mentioned in this episode:

Gustavus Myers

Definition of "Muckraker"

Upton Sinclair

Ida Tarbell

Borders Books wiki

"Boss" William M. Tweed

Kenneth D. Ackerman

John Jacob Astor

Definition of "Oligarchy"

History of voter fraud

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire:  100, 000 Stolen Votes in Chicago

Online version of Votescam: The Stealing of America by James and Kenneth Collier

Example of a Tammany Wigwam meeting notice

Chief Tamanend

William Penn and Tamanend

King George III

Alexander Hamilton

Definition of a Federalist

Definition of an Anti-Federalist

Listen to Eric The Blacksmith read the Anti-Federalist Letters

New York Governor George Clinton

Definition of a Tory

1777 New York State Constitution

Obituary of Dr. John W. Francis, from New York Times, February 11, 1861

Society of the Cincinnati

Continental Army Recruitment Broadside

Continental Army

Thomas Jefferson

Definition of a Sachem

The French Revolution


Fitz-Greene Halleck

Aaron Burr

Matthew L. Davis

Jacob Barker

John Swartwout

Robert Swartwout

John Peter Van Ness

William Peter Van Ness

Benjamin Romaine - - Books written by Benjamin Romaine

Isaac Pierson

Martin Van Buren

Definition of Peculation

The chartering of Manhattan Bank

Aaron Burr's 1799 Yellow Fever Bill

Duels, Bombings and Apple: The Incredible Story Behind of JP Morgan Chase

Daniel D. Tompkins

Edward Livingston

DeWitt Clinton

Duel with John Swartwout

Morgan Lewis

1804 - Hamilton-Burr Duel

Tammany Hall chartered as a benevolent society

Longworth's American Almanac

1808 - cornerstone laid for Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

1809 - Corruption and Tammany Hall

James Cheetham

Definition of a Jacobin

Jacobin clubs in the U.S.

Other relevant information:

John Jacob Astor and the History of the Fur Trade - video from C-SPAN 3 about the first multimillionaire in the United States.  I wonder if they'll mention his involvement in smuggling opium into China?

Image of the American Patriot - this focuses on James Fenimore Cooper and the start of the newspaper The New York Patriot,  but includes an interesting timeline that involves many of the players in the Tammany saga.

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Enhanced ReCast - HOTH01 - History of Tammany Hall series