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The Boss and the Machine A Chronicle of the Politicians and Party Organization

Samuel Peter Orth

"The Boss and the Machine" is a revealing work authored by Samuel Peter Orth. The book delves into the intricate dynamics of urban politics and power struggles in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Orth meticulously dissects the rise of political machines, notably focusing on the iconic figure of Thomas C. Platt, a mastermind behind New York's Republican political machinery. Orth's narrative provides a comprehensive exploration of the symbiotic relationship between political bosses and their intricate machines. He chronicles how these machines wielded control over patronage, graft, and influence, shaping the social and economic fabric of cities. Through insightful analysis, Orth exposes the inner workings of this system and its far-reaching impacts on policy, elections, and civic life. The book's historical depth and incisive commentary shed light on the complex interplay between political power and the aspirations of urban communities. Orth's research offers a critical examination of the motivations and consequences that underscored the operations of political machines, adding layers to our understanding of American political history.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 102
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.24in - 0.31lb
  • EAN: 9789359320991
  • Categories: PoliticalLiterary Figures

About the Author

Peter Orth, Samuel: - Samuel Peter Orth was born December 27, 1833, and died October 27, 1920. He was a late-nineteenth-century American historian and author recognized for his studies of immigration and American society. "Our Foreigners," a major work by Orth, addresses the experiences and effects of immigrants in the United States during that time period.
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