New York Exposed:The Gilded Age Police Scandal that Launched the Progressive Era

The narrative unfolds amidst the larger contexts of machine politics, national elections, the depression of 1893, vote fraud and vote suppression, police violence, nativism, and anti-urbanism in American life.

Lecture Description

A narrative account of the first major crusade to clean up Gotham in the 1890s, and how it morphed into a public reckoning over what New York–and the American city–had become since the Civil War


Gilded Age and Progressive Era New York

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