Boss Platt and His New York Machine: A Study of the Political Leadership of Thomas C. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Others

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION By Charles E. Merriamxiii
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I. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND1
II. NEW YORK -- SCHOOL OF POLITICS12
III. POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN NEW YORK39
IV. PLATT'S "SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS55
V. NOMINATING ROOSEVELT FOR PUBLIC OFFICE73

Party Committees -- Primaries -- State Conventions -- National Conventions.

VI. ELECTING ROOSEVELT GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK124
VII. CONTROL OVER LAW MAKING150

The State Legislature -- Platt's Relation to Congress.

VIII. GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT AND BOSS PLATT182 Legislative Functions -- Appointments -- General Executive Duties.
IX. THE DISTRTBUTION OF THE SPOILS219

Local Patronage -- State Patronage -- Federal Patronage.

X. THE "CORRUIPT ALLIANCE"262
XI. PLATT'S DECLINE AND ROOSEVELT'S CAPTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION291
XII. PERSONAL QUALITIES OF PLATT AND ROOSEVELT317
XIII. THE TECHNIQUE OF PARTY MANAGEMENT334
XIV. CONCLUSION350
INDEX361

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