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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2011 - History - 384 pages
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The study of two great demagogues in American history--Huey P. Long, a first-term United States Senator from the red-clay, piney-woods country of nothern Louisiana; and Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest from an industrial suburb near Detroit. Award-winning historian Alan Brinkely describes their modest origins and their parallel rise together in the early years of the Great Depression to become the two most successful leaders of national political dissidence of their era. 

*Winner of the American Book Award for History*
 

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User Review  - stevesmits - LibraryThing

This 25-year old book that recounts the political scene over 85 years ago resonates to our political sensibilities even today. Professor Brinkley analyzes the populist dissident movements of the 1930 ... Read full review

Excellent review of dissent during GD

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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

Contents

Prologue
3
The Kingfish Ascending
21
of Fascism
269
Father Coughlins Preamble and Principles
287
242
331
Locations of Manuscript Collections
333
269
337
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Alan Brinkley is the Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University. His previous books include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the National Book Award for History, and The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The American Historical Review, the Journal of American HistoryThe New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Review of BooksThe Times Literary SupplementThe New Republic, and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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