A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and by Katherine A.S. Sibley

By Katherine A.S. Sibley

With the research of the simplest students in this period, 29 essays reveal how lecturers then and still have addressed the political, monetary, 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 therapy 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 historical past of yank overseas family after international conflict I, and race family within the Twenties, in addition to insurance of the 3 presidential elections and a radical therapy of the reasons and effects of the nice Depression
  • An creation by way of the editor presents an outline of the problems, history and old difficulties of the time, and the personalities at play

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Thus, Wilsonian idealism, moralism, and communal ethos, as well as wartime and postwar repression and tumult generated near-opposites in reaction – the return to a less moralistic, more materialistic, and more individualistic drive in the “normalcy” of the Harding years. Repression, too, was reined in. Third, a perhaps impossible question that has transfixed academics from various fields as well as historians is: how much did Wilson’s fragile health influence his ­psychology and politics? Particularly in the years after his death in 1924, as more information about his health and strokes came to light, scholars have sought to ­determine what roles personality, psychology, and changes in his health played in determining political outcomes in his lifetime.

Scholarly interpretations as well as memoirs by those who knew and worked with Wilson began to appear in abundance by the mid-1920s. They explored debates over the US response to World War I, Wilson’s wartime diplomacy, and efforts to establish the League of Nations. The parameters of a realist critique of Wilsonianism emerged at the same time that an idealist school of advocates developed to take up Wilson’s the wilson legacy 19 internationalist mantle. Several lines of criticism followed, falling into broad camps of more hawkish and more dovish analyses of what Wilson ought to have done.

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