By Katherine A.S. Sibley

ISBN-10: 144435003X

ISBN-13: 9781444350036

With the research of the easiest students in this period, 29 essays exhibit how lecturers then and also have addressed the political, fiscal, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social background 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 background of yank overseas kinfolk after international conflict I, and race relatives within the Twenties, in addition to insurance of the 3 presidential elections and a radical therapy of the factors and outcomes of the good Depression
  • An advent via the editor presents an outline of the problems, historical past and ancient difficulties of the time, and the personalities at play

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Sidney Fay was among the first to lay out a strong case and he did so even while Wilson was alive, in American Historical Review articles in 1920 and 1921 debunking the “legend” of the “Potsdam Conference” of July 5, 1914. In these three “New Light on the Origins of the World War” essays, Fay drew on newly released Russian, Austrian, and other documents to overturn a widely circulated conspiratorial antiWilsonian, anti-German claim that Germany’s ambassador let slip to the US ambassador to Turkey that the war had been calculated in advance.

Adler, S. 1965. The Uncertain Giant, 1921–1941: American Foreign Relations Between the Wars. New York: Macmillan. the wilson legacy 29 Ambrosius, L. 1987. Woodrow Wilson and the American Diplomatic Tradition: The Treaty Fight in Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ambrosius, L. 1991. Wilsonian Statecraft: Theory and Practice of Liberal Internationalism During World War I. Wilmington, DE: SR Books. Ambrosius, L. 2002. Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations.

As August Heckscher acutely observed: “As the first Southern President since the Civil War, he initiated and carried through a program of domestic reform unprecedented in American history. ” Wilson also was a man of intense contradictions. A “popular ­professor” who was “dour”; an “affectionate” husband who was ““harsh and ­vindictive” to his enemies; a man who was “self-righteous” in his righteousness (Heckscher 1991: 2). These character traits were very much in evidence as Wilson ran for the presidency in 1912, an upstart politician with a scant three years in office as governor of New Jersey.

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