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Twenties in America Politics and History

ISBN-10: 0748620370

ISBN-13: 9780748620371

Edition: 2006

Authors: Niall Palmer

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The Twenties in Americaoffers the first balanced account of the history and politics of this much-maligned decade. Niall Palmer focuses on the governing styles and political philosophies of presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. He suggests that Harding's executive style and achievements were not as poor as traditional portraits have claimed and that Coolidge was largely successful in his efforts to distance himself from the financial scandals of his predecessor, reviving much of the US economy. Palmer argues that the pace of social and technological change created conflicts over race, religion, and poverty, and employment rights. Consequently, old solutions became increasingly irrelevant to the changing times.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Niall Palmer is a Lecturer in American Government and Politics at Brunel University, London. He is author of <i The New Hampshire Primary and the American Electoral Process</i (Praeger, 1997) and writes for <i BBC History Magazine</i .

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Coming of Normalcy, 1920-1
Normalcy in Practice, 1921-3
Normalcy Abroad, 1921-3
Coolidgean Normalcy, 1923-5
High Tide of Normalcy, 1925-8
Normalcy Looks Ahead, 1928-9
Conclusion: Looking Back at Normalcy
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Index