Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

George Washington PLUNKITT (1842 - 1924)

"I seen my opportunities and I took 'em.", George Washington Plunkitt of Tamminy Hall. There's good graft and bad graft according to Plunkitt. Listen to this candid discourse from a 19th century politician, and decide for yourself if things have changed. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

Genre(s): Political Science, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface John W. Michaels
00:05:27
Play 01 01 - Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft John W. Michaels
00:07:29
Play 02 02 - How to Become a Statesman John W. Michaels
00:08:18
Play 03 03 - The Curse of Civil Service Reform John W. Michaels
00:11:06
Play 04 04 - Reformers Only Mornin' Glories John W. Michaels
00:07:26
Play 05 05 - New York City Is Pie for the Hayseeds John W. Michaels
00:07:21
Play 06 06 - To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act John W. Michaels
00:07:56
Play 07 07 - On The Shame of the Cities John W. Michaels
00:07:49
Play 08 08 - Ingratitude in Politics John W. Michaels
00:08:20
Play 09 09 - Reciprocity in Patronage John W. Michaels
00:06:55
Play 10 10 - Brooklynites Natural-Born Hayseeds John W. Michaels
00:07:12
Play 11 11 - Tammany Leaders Not Bookworms John W. Michaels
00:08:56
Play 12 12 - Dangers of the Dress Suit in Politics John W. Michaels
00:06:39
Play 13 13 - On Municipal Ownership John W. Michaels
00:05:45
Play 14 14 - Tammany the Only Lastin' Democracy John W. Michaels
00:07:40
Play 15 15 - Concerning Gas in Politics John W. Michaels
00:07:35
Play 16 16 - Plunkitt's Fondest Dream John W. Michaels
00:05:45
Play 17 17 - Tammany's Patriotism John W. Michaels
00:07:22
Play 18 18 - On the Use of Money in Politics John W. Michaels
00:07:45
Play 19 19 - The Successful Politician Does Not Drink John W. Michaels
00:06:34
Play 20 20 - Bosses Preserve the Nation John W. Michaels
00:05:31
Play 21 21 - Concerning Excise John W. Michaels
00:06:52
Play 22 22 - A Parting Word on the Future of the Democratic Party John W. Michaels
00:03:44
Play 23 23 - Strenuous Life of the Tammany District Leader John W. Michaels
00:14:58