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

ISBN : 9780190864347

Daniel Czitrom
416 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Animated by a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the bosses of Tammany Hall to prostitutes and counterfeiters to the do-gooders determined to change business as usual, Daniel Czitrom's New York Exposed offers an unforgettable portrait of a formative moment, when muckraking journalism and urban reform were beginning to alter the American social and political landscape.


Chapter 1: Parkhurst's Challenge
Chapter 2: The Buttons
Chapter 3: Democratic City, Republican Nation
Chapter 4: Anarchy vs. Corruption
Chapter 5: A Rocky Start
Chapter 6: Managing Vice, Extorting Business
Chapter 7: Reform Never Suffers From Frankness
Chapter 8: A Landslide, A Tidal Wave, A Cyclone
Chapter 9: Endgames
Epilogue: The Lexow Effect

About the author: 

Daniel Czitrom is Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, and the author of Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (North Carolina, 1982). He was the history advisor on BBC America's production of Coppers.

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