Wednesday, October 8, 2014

No Irish Need Vote - NYC not an American City

Strange, but true.  The New York Times once argued that New York City was not an American city since it was way too Irish and should be denied home rule.   Moreover,  as Sven Beckert notes in The Monied Metropolis, The Times supported an amendment to the New York State constitution, which would disenfranchise non-taxpayers (aka poor Irish, NYT 3/29/1875).