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The cartoon below provides a second interpretation on the political machine that was Tammany Hall. In the image below a sinister figure dressed in Native American garb serves a caricature of a Irish man a plate out of a pot labeled “Public Office Stew.” The Irish made up a significant population in the poor sections of New York and as a group were…

The Hot Seat

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Tammany Hall was an infamous political machine that operated out of New York in the late 19th to mid 20th century. The cartoon below depicts the trial of one of the Tammany Hall mob bosses, James Joseph Hines. Manhattan District Attorney Thomas Dewey led the prosecution against Hines. Hines was sentenced to 4-8 years in prison and the trial…