Monday, January 20, 2014

The Virtues of Tammany Hall!

In light of Chris Christie's (R-NJ) rough politics and comparison to his nearby neighbor Tammany Hall, it might be interesting for your students to look at this editorial from the NY Times which while certainly looking at the bad side of it also spells out that Tammany Hall allowed in Jews into their clubhouses, women were leaders there long before they could vote, refused to impose its (good) values on the poor it helped and more.  The editorial reminds me that we can never let the facts in our history books be the end of the story.  

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