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"A Call for Tweed"

Topic:
Tilden and Tammany Hall
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
A. B. Frost
Date:
August 19, 1876, p. 684
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In 1871 Samuel Tilden joined (albeit reluctantly) the Committee of Seventy, an organization which helped topple the corrupt Tweed Ring of New York City. Tilden then used his new reform credentials to win a seat in the state legislature in 1872 and the governorship in 1874. In the latter position he confirmed his reform reputation by prosecuting the crooked Canal Ring. Republican cartoonists, however, tried to link Tilden with Boss Tweed's malfeasance.
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