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By Katherine A.S. Sibley

ISBN-10: 144435003X

ISBN-13: 9781444350036

With the research of the easiest students in this period, 29 essays reveal how teachers then and also have addressed the political, financial, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social historical past of the presidents of the Republican period of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.

  • This is the 1st historiographical remedy of a long-neglected interval, starting from early remedies to the latest scholarship
  • Features overview essays at the period, together with the legacy of progressivism in an age of “normalcy”, the historical past of yankee overseas kin after international battle I, and race family within the Nineteen Twenties, in addition to insurance of the 3 presidential elections and a radical therapy of the factors and outcomes of the good Depression
  • An creation via the editor offers an outline of the problems, history and ancient difficulties of the time, and the personalities at play

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As David Kennedy remarks in his authoritative Freedom from Fear, Coolidge rejected Herbert Hoover’s bold plans for federally financed river control projects (particularly in the arid west) both because of their cost and the expansion in scope of the government’s responsibilities they entailed. ”) and preferred private solutions (Kennedy 1999). Conclusion Taken together, international “Wilsonianism” and domestic “Wilsonian” efforts generated an enormous body of both critical and laudatory literature.

Conclusion Taken together, international “Wilsonianism” and domestic “Wilsonian” efforts generated an enormous body of both critical and laudatory literature. The persistent use of the terms in the popular press as well as by scholars attests to the enduring strength of the Wilson legacy for analysts of both foreign and domestic politics. Wilson was perhaps the most significant transitional figure in the White House since Lincoln. He took a party based on machine politics in the wake of the Civil War, rooted in southern conservatism, and shifted its basis to be far more progressive, both domestically and internationally.

Americans applauded their government’s refusal to join the League, pleased that Harding and Coolidge stood as counterweights to more robustly Wilsonian interventionism. ” The US throughout the 1920s, she underscored, “might applaud collective security, but it refused to be an enforcer or umpire” (Hoffman 2012: 211). Yet, “by exercising leadership without responsibility,” Frank Ninkovich commented, “American statesmen of the decade [1920s] attempted to construct a world without politics,” a perspective that, compared with Wilson’s, was “positively utopian” (Ninkovich 1999: 81).

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