Discovery of William Tweed's fraud Ring in New York

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Historical Context Note

In New York, the aftermath of the Orange riot leads to the political fall of William Tweed, who is then discovered to have been systematically defrauding the City treasury for the best part of a decade.
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Citation:
Editors. "Discovery of William Tweed's fraud Ring in New York". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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