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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 Campaign of 1872

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.10
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1871 and 1873, Nast demonstrated the power of his art as his work became much more focused on national politics. This chapter discusses how Thomas Nast became the most famous political ... More


Vindication

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/9780813167503.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After the fall of the Tweed Ring, Morrissey became a major power broker within Tammany Hall along with “Honest” John Kelly. Eventually a rift between the two developed, and Morrissey was twice ... More


Tweed

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.9
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Democratic machine's William M. Tweed, was the target of a campaign to destroy the power of the Democrats and reform city government. The New York Times, Harper's Weekly, and Thomas Nast's ... More


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