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

Winner, National Book Awards 1983 for History - Hardcover

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ISBN 9780394716282
Knopf
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The study of two demagogues, whose vast popularity explains much about Depression-era America. This is a book about two men: Huey P. Long, a 1st-term US Senator from the red-clay, piney woods country of northern Louisiana; & Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest from an industrial suburb near Detroit. From modest origins, they rose together at the beginning of the Depression to become the two most successful leaders of national political dissidence of the era.

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