By Katherine A.S. Sibley
With the research of the easiest students in this period, 29 essays display how teachers then and still have addressed the political, fiscal, 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 remedy of a long-neglected interval, starting from early remedies to the newest scholarship
- Features overview essays at the period, together with the legacy of progressivism in an age of “normalcy”, the historical past of yankee overseas family after international conflict I, and race relatives within the Twenties, in addition to assurance of the 3 presidential elections and a radical therapy of the motives and outcomes of the nice Depression
- An advent via the editor offers an outline of the problems, historical past and old difficulties of the time, and the personalities at play
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Extra resources for A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover
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.
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If the means were not Wilsonian, certainly the ends – international stability – met that classification. Perhaps one of the most perceptive analyses of Wilsonianism in foreign policy was written on the eve of World War II. H. Carr (1939) argued that Wilson’s aspirational aim that “If it won’t work, it must be made to work” for the League amounted to a central and widely shared intellectual failing of the era. As Norman Graebner (1964) observed, Wilson’s views pervaded the writings of many of those statesmen who followed him and led to a legal fetishism in US foreign policy.
A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover by Katherine A.S. Sibley