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The Politics of Electoral Reform in New York City History

Daniel O. Prosterman

in Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195377736
eISBN:
9780199979158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377736.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 analyzes the nineteenth-century battles over government reform that precipitated the twentieth-century campaigns for proportional representation. This section positions the movement for ... More


Restructuring Urban Democracy amid the Great Depression

Daniel O. Prosterman

in Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195377736
eISBN:
9780199979158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377736.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 argues that reformers’ definition of democracy shifted in the late nineteenth century to incorporate the broader electorate as crucial participants in what they labeled a “good-government” ... More


New York and San Francisco: Politics in the Political Capitals of Chinese America

Charlotte Brooks

in Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226193564
eISBN:
9780226193731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226193731.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One examines the impact of New Deal politics on the Chinese American communities of San Francisco and New York. During the 1930s, Chinese politics remained an almost obsessive preoccupation ... More


Under the Cloak of Patriotism: Specters of Totalitarianism in City Politics

Daniel O. Prosterman

in Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195377736
eISBN:
9780199979158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377736.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 argues that the onset of World War II in Europe and the Little Red Scare in the United States fundamentally shifted the nature of political discourse in New York City. PR’s opponents ... More


Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Fiona Deans Halloran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast (1840–1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican ... More


“To Save Ourselves from Ruin”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's election campaign for the mayor of New York City in 1886 under the banner of the Central Labor Union's (CLU) United Labor Party. If elected, George pledged he ... More


The Stereopticon, The Tariff Illustrated, and the 1892 Election

Charles Musser

in Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Examines the 1888 and 1892 presidential campaigns that pitted Republican Benjamin Harrison, who favored a protective tariff, against Democrat Grover Cleveland, who wanted to lower taxes on imports. ... More


The Fundamental Faith of Every True American: Al Smith and Loyalty

Finbarr Curtis

in Production of American Religious Freedom: The Production of American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479882113
eISBN:
9781479823734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882113.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

As the first Catholic nominee of a major party, Al Smith faced suspicions that there was something intrinsically anti-American about allegiance to a foreign Pope. Even some of Smith’s supporters ... More


“New York Is an Immense City”: The Empire City in the Early 1880s

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's decision to pursue his radical plan of social reform in New York City. George set out to New York in the first week of August 1880. It had been eleven years since ... More


Fallout

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

New York City women civic activists avidly followed the Seabury investigations’ hearings and revelations. They passed resolutions demanding reform and traveled to Albany to confront legislators and ... More


Negotiating Partisanship

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

After New York women won the vote in 1917, many joined political party clubs and some ran for office. In the 1920s, only a few won seats in the state legislature, and only one served more than one ... More


Scandal in the Courts

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In 1930, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized an investigation first into New York City’s lower court system and then into its entire government. The investigation, known by the name of its ... More


The Threshold

Andrew Feffer

in Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281169
eISBN:
9780823285969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter covers the first public hearings of the Rapp-Coudert investigation, held in December 1940 and directed by liberal Paul Windels, protégé of reformer and Fusion activist Judge Samuel ... More


The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

James C. Nicholson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through the lens of the colorful life of John Morrissey, this book examines the confluence of gambling, politics, and tourism that contributed to the development of commercialized sports in mid- to ... More


Congressman

James C. Nicholson

in The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Making good use of his connections within New York’s Tammany Hall political machine led by William “Boss” Tweed, John Morrissey was elected to U.S. Congress in 1866 and again in 1868. Throughout his ... More


The Early Origins of Ethnic Insularity and Racial Exclusion in the New York City Fire Department

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how the FDNY’s cultural of insularity evolved during the 19th Century as the department shifted from volunteerism and became professionalized. The chapter also chronicles how ... More


Coudertism

Andrew Feffer

in Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281169
eISBN:
9780823285969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the origins of the Rapp-Coudert probe in the battles between teachers and fiscal conservatives over the 1940 state budget, just before the Assembly and Senate authorize the ... More


The Educational Front

Andrew Feffer

in Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281169
eISBN:
9780823285969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter recounts the history of conflicts between communist teachers and liberal educators, inside the teachers union and in the educational reform movement generally. It focuses on communist ... More


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