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

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History) PDF

Similar leaders & notable people books

When the Roll is Called a Pyonder: Tales of a Mennonite Childhood

"With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a conventional Mennonite farm kinfolk in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as noticeable via a child’s eyes and spoken within the hypnotic rhythms of a tender girl’s voice. The lively speaker develops a wealthy experience of herself and her neighborhood as she grows up in a conservative spiritual context the place “help capability spank,” and feminine youngsters are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety.

Nelson Mandela. A Life

Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, but he as soon as endorsed the violent overthrow of South Africa's executive and helped create a guerrilla military to struggle apartheid. a toddler of privilege born right into a royal kinfolk, he selected a existence within the slums of Johannesburg. Mandela is generally noticeable as a mundane saint and a guy of unbending integrity, yet he has proudly referred to as himself a political candidate - a pragmatist prepared to compromise to accomplish his better objectives.

Kennedy: The New Frontier Revisited

The surprising assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 propelled the reminiscence of the slain president to a respected prestige. evidently sufficient, the general public got here to phrases with the tragedy in Dallas via making an investment the executive executive's lifestyles with Lincolnesque significance--a ethical value transcending politics.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science

From the host of the preferred podcasts, The Liturgists Podcast and Ask technological know-how Mike, a narrative of getting religion, wasting it, and discovering it back via science—revealing how the newest in neuroscience, physics, and biology aid us comprehend God, religion, and ourselves.   What do you do while God dies? it is a query dealing with hundreds of thousands this present day, as technology finds a Universe that is self-creating, as American tradition departs from Christian social norms, and the assumption of God starts to appear unbelievable at top and barbaric at worst.

Extra info for A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

Example text

H. 1939. The Twenty Years Crisis, 1919–1939. New York: Macmillan. Cohen, W. 1967. The American Revisionists: The Lesson of Intervention in World War I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Coolidge, C. 1929. Autobiography. New York: Cosmopolitan. Cooper, J. 2003. Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations. New York: Cambridge University Press. Cooper, J. 2009. Woodrow Wilson: A Biography. New York: Knopf. Daniel, P. 1977. Deep’n As It Come: The 1927 Mississippi River Flood.

The first major study by a neurologist, Edward Weinstein (1981), examined key moments in Wilson’s life when his behavior became more erratic and his decisions increasingly stubborn. At such moments Weinstein inferred from the documentary evidence that Wilson’s arteriosclerosis worsened; this, in turn, heightened his psycho-physiological responses, making him uncharacteristically obstinate, limiting his flexibility as a thinker and political leader, and further undermined his health (Weinstein 1981).

Roosevelt, in contrast, believed that monopolies could be tamed by strong federal regulation (Flanagan 2007; Milkis 2009). 16 christopher mcknight nichols Wilson, once elected, put a program into practice that significantly increased federal power to regulate interstate industry – more indeed than Roosevelt had advocated – and also created new initiatives for social reform designed to place human rights and the dignity of labor above property rights. At the same time, many states as well as the federal government promulgated a variety of progressive legislation, including women’s suffrage, child labor laws, workers’ compensation acts, direct election of US ­senators, the national primary, and a host of other reforms.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.09 of 5 – based on 25 votes