A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and by Katherine A.S. Sibley
By Katherine A.S. Sibley
With the research of the easiest students in this period, 29 essays exhibit how teachers then and still have addressed the political, monetary, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social heritage of the presidents of the Republican period of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.
- This is the 1st historiographical therapy of a long-neglected interval, starting from early remedies to the newest scholarship
- Features evaluate essays at the period, together with the legacy of progressivism in an age of “normalcy”, the heritage of yank overseas relatives after international battle I, and race family within the Nineteen Twenties, in addition to assurance of the 3 presidential elections and a radical therapy of the reasons and effects of the nice Depression
- An creation by means of the editor offers an summary of the problems, history and old difficulties of the time, and the personalities at play
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