The Collapse of the Seabury Investigation. SOCIALIST PARTY OF AMERICA, Nathan FINE, introd Morris Hillquit, NEW YORK.

The Collapse of the Seabury Investigation

New York: Rand School Press, 1932. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wrappers; 31pp. Mild soil & foxing to cover margins, else VG or better. Foreword by Morris Hillquit, "Candidate for Mayor."

Thinly veiled campaign propaganda in support of Morris Hillquit's unsuccessful 1932 New York mayoral bid, disguised as an "expose" of the facts behind the notorious Seabury investigation--which was largely old news by 1932. The Seabury investigation of 1930 exposed widespread corruption within Tammany Hall, particularly the police and judicial departments, uncovering among other rackets one in which lower-class immigrant women were routinely arrested on false charges (usually prostitution), held unlawfully, then coerced into paying cash fines which were later split between judges, police officers, and paid "witnesses." Such graft, says Hillquit in his foreword, would be "utterly unknown" under a Socialist administration.

Price: $30.00

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