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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 15 Curator of Cauliflowers Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 15 Curator of Cauliflowers Summary

The reorganization of the state of New York is praised by the press. Moses has little interest in social reform now. Other states follow New York's lead, while Moses becomes more powerful and more hated. Moses is now receiving a salary and for the first time in his life he is not being supported by his family. Moses tries his hand at sponsoring boxing events but can't compete with Tammany, even though he tries to make more tickets available for the public. He scores more points with the public on this.

Smith has Moses in charge of the cabinet and makes sure Moses is put in charge as quickly as possible. Moses helps Smith push through his programs for state hospitals, prisons and grade crossings. Moses works as many hours as he can cram into...

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