Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression

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Vintage Books, 1983 - History - 348 pages
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This is a book about two remarkable men-Huey P. Long, a first-term United States Senator from the red-clay, piney woods country of northern Louisiana; and Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest from an industrial suburb near Detroit. From modest origins, they rose together in the early years of the Great Depression to become the two most successful leaders of national political dissidence of their era.

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If youre a history buff looking for a wellwritten perspective of the dissenting views from Huey Long and Father Coughlin during the Great Depression then this is for you. Good insight is provided to better understand these demagogues of the 1930s. Read full review

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I didn't read this exhaustively - I was more interested in Huey Long than Father Coughlin (who was a more bitter, anti-semitic figure, and flirted with fascism in a way that Long did not). I think I ... Read full review


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Alan Brinkley was born in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and taught at MIT and Harvard as well as City University of New York and Princeton University before joining the Columbia faculty in 1991. He is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, where he was also Provost from 2003 - 2009. He is a historian of the New Deal. A prolific essayist, Brinkley writes regularly in magazines such as The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and The New Republic and is an advocate for progressive issues. Brinkley has won a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Book Award for History, and numerous other prizes and fellowships, and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as a board member or trustee of several academic and policy research institutions and chairs the board of The Century Foundation. His works include Liberalism and Its Discontents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

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