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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



"Bucktails"



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