Eastman's greatest rival was Paul Kelly (Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli), immigrant leader of the Italian Five Points Gang. Tammany Hall worked closely with both Kelly and Eastman. Its officials grew tired of the feuding and the bad press generated when civilians were killed or injured in the cross-fire. In 1903, Tammany Hall set up a boxing match between Eastman and Kelly in an old barn up in the Bronx. The fight lasted two hours, with both men taking hard punishment before it was called a draw

Eastman's greatest rival was Paul Kelly (Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli), immigrant leader of the Italian Five Points Gang. Tammany Hall worked closely with both Kelly and Eastman. Its officials grew tired of the feuding and the bad press generated when civilians were killed or injured in the cross-fire. In 1903, Tammany Hall set up a boxing match between Eastman and Kelly in an old barn up in the Bronx. The fight lasted two hours, with both men taking hard punishment before it was called a draw

John Morrissey, a former champion boxer and Irish-born criminal linked to the Tammany Hall Democrats in New York City was a prominent gang leader of the Dead Rabbits, and Bill the Butchers,biggest rival.

John Morrissey, a former champion boxer and Irish-born criminal linked to the Tammany Hall Democrats in New York City was a prominent gang leader of the Dead Rabbits, and Bill the Butchers,biggest rival.

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall : A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (Reissue) (Paperback)

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall : A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (Reissue) (Paperback)

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall : A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (Paperback) (William

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall : A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (Paperback) (William

Thomas "Humpty" Jackson.  The infamous hunchback of East 11th Street,   The veteran election rigger immediately saw potential in the young hunchback. With the help of Big Tim Sullivan, Humpty was soon stumping for Tammany Hall. Repeat voting, ballot box stuffing, and good old Republican slugging, granted Humpty a license to steal. Humpty later bragged to Collier’s Magazine:  “…we’d gang the joint. Smack a couple of Republican ballot watchers over and swipe the boxes and throw them in the…

Thomas "Humpty" Jackson. The infamous hunchback of East 11th Street, The veteran election rigger immediately saw potential in the young hunchback. With the help of Big Tim Sullivan, Humpty was soon stumping for Tammany Hall. Repeat voting, ballot box stuffing, and good old Republican slugging, granted Humpty a license to steal. Humpty later bragged to Collier’s Magazine: “…we’d gang the joint. Smack a couple of Republican ballot watchers over and swipe the boxes and throw them in the…

Frank Costello, nicknamed 'The Prime Minister of the Underworld, was one of the most influential crime bosses in America during the 1930s, and was named boss of the Lucciano crime family after Lucky Lucciano was imprisoned in 1937. At the end of Prohibition, he invested in gambling enterprises, earning millions from slot machines and casinos. He also controlled large swathes of New York City politics thanks to his grip on the Democratic Party at Tammany Hall. Costello miraculously survived a…

America's most notorious gangsters in newly colorized pictures

Frank Costello, nicknamed 'The Prime Minister of the Underworld, was one of the most influential crime bosses in America during the 1930s, and was named boss of the Lucciano crime family after Lucky Lucciano was imprisoned in 1937. At the end of Prohibition, he invested in gambling enterprises, earning millions from slot machines and casinos. He also controlled large swathes of New York City politics thanks to his grip on the Democratic Party at Tammany Hall. Costello miraculously survived a…

Tammany Hall was a New York City political organization that endured for nearly two centuries. - Find out more about the history of Tammany Hall, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.

Tammany Hall was a New York City political organization that endured for nearly two centuries. - Find out more about the history of Tammany Hall, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.

John Morrissey, a former champion boxer and Irish-born criminal linked to the Tammany Hall Democrats in New York City was a prominent gang leader of the Dead Rabbits

John Morrissey, a former champion boxer and Irish-born criminal linked to the Tammany Hall Democrats in New York City was a prominent gang leader of the Dead Rabbits

Tammany Hall Inauguration of Cleveland and Stevenson, 1893

Tammany Hall Inauguration of Cleveland and Stevenson, 1893

1846. Democrat Party Platform. "Great County Meeting at Tammany Hall" Rynders, Chanfrau, Purdy, Broderick, WALSH etc...

"Great County Meeting at Tammany Hall" Rynders, Chanfrau, Purdy, Broderick, WALSH etc.

Tammany Hall | Image | BoardGameGeek

Tammany Hall | Image | BoardGameGeek

NPR Story on the book Machine Made, which casts Tammany in a more positive light. Seen here in 1935, the building that housed Manhattan's Democratic Party, known as Tammany Hall, still stands today.

The Case For Tammany Hall Being On The Right Side Of History

In this interesting audio recording, a recent historian claims that Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed were on the right side of history and the portrayals of Thomas Nast were off-base. Goes against over a century of history, but he makes a compelling case!

Tammany Hall by Pandasaurus Games, via Kickstarter.  Tammany Hall is a board game of backstabbing, corruption, temporary alliances and taking power at all costs.

Tammany Hall by Pandasaurus Games, via Kickstarter. Tammany Hall is a board game of backstabbing, corruption, temporary alliances and taking power at all costs.

William Magear Tweed, widely known as "Boss" Tweed – was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State. At the height of his influence, Tweed was the third-largest landowner in New York City, a director of the Erie Railroad, the Tenth National Bank, and the New-York Printing Company, as well as proprietor of the Metropolitan Hotel.

William Magear Tweed AKA Boss Tweed was a member of the US House of Representatives. He was known as the Boss of Tammany Hall in New York City during the century.

1963 paperback edition of Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

Strange Finds: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics

Gov't and Politics students read Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by William Riordon, a fascinating study of corruption in political machines.

Tammany Hall.

But here’s the thing: our politicians today are total wimps when it comes to serious graft and scandal.

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