Honest Graft: The World of George Washington Plunkitt (Plunkitt of Tammany Hall), 2nd Edition, Revised
November 2006, ©2006, Wiley-Blackwell
"Tammany Hall was far more than a disinterested detached city
government for several million poor, working-class New Yorkers. It
was also a successful city government delivering municipal
services, a social welfare agency assisting the immigrant poor and
their children in adjusting to the new country, a political
interest group giving working-class people at least a modest voice
in an economic world increasingly dominated by rich
--James S. Olson
"In essence: the machine politicos, for all their genuine
resonance with their constituencies, saw the average voter as a
creature of appetite; the scientific progressives, for all their
hauteur, expected something better of the public and were prepared
to work for it."
--James W. Mooney
The World of George Washington Plunkitt (James S. Oslon).
The Problem of the Cities Revisited (James W. Mooney).
Part II: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall.
Preface (William L. Riordon).
A Tribute (Charles F. Murphy).
Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft.
How to Become a Statesman.
The Curse of Civil Service Reform.
Reformers Only Mornin' Glories.
New York City Is Pie for the Hayseeds.
To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act Accordin'.
On The Shame of the Cities.
Ingratitude in Politics.
Reciprocity in Patronage.
Brooklynites Natural-Born Hayseeds.
Tammany Leaders Not Bookworms.
Dangers of the Dress Suit in Politics.
On Municipal Ownership.
Tammany the Only Lastin' Democracy.
Concerning Gas in Politics.
Plunkitt's Fondest Dream.
On the Use of Money in Politics.
The Successful Politician Does not Drink.
Bosses Preserve the Nation.
A Parting Word on the Future of the Democratic Party in America.
Strenuous Life of the Tammany District Leader.