Bosses & Reformers: Machine Politics in Jersey City – Webinar & Film Premier

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Historian James Fisher joins chronicler and filmmaker Joseph Murray for a discussion of Jacket City’s complicated politics after the end of completion of the Hague age. Complied with by the best showing of “Nostalgia For The Future: Jersey City’s 1957 Victory Motion – The Kenny Years – Part 2.”

The video clip is the last episode of a series on Bossism & Machine Politics in Jersey City. This phase discovers the rise of the 1957 Victory Movement, the campaign that recorded City Hall from the political equipment of John V. Kenny. The split in Hudson County’s Democratic event created a gorge in between city as well as region federal government. Leading political numbers, such as Boss Kenny, Thomas Gangemi and James F. Murray, Jr. are profiled, while clarifying the ethnic tensions that computer animated the politics of the day.

Often forgotten by historians, the Victory management punctuated Kenny’s regime with an essential reform intermission. As the last city payment, it also functioned as the driver to alter the city’s kind of federal government. In spite of the chaos sparked by the distressed election as well as the game of thrones that adhered to, the Victory commissioners made significant strides to restore a city wrecked by machine national politics. Enthusiastic programs were initiated to fight urban & industrial degeneration. Recovering land from the financially-strapped railways initiated an improvement of the beachfront. The “Operation Rebirth” method introduced by Commissioner James F. Murray, Jr. began to turn around years of decline, as well as spurred the city’s change to a timeless future.

Components one and 2 of the video trilogy can be seen below:
Previous Is Prologue: Jersey City 1949, End of The Hague Era – https://vimeo.com/106156060
Jacket City’s False Dawn: The Kenny Years 1949 – 1954 – https://vimeo.com/208739212