Hattie And Huey

Hattie And Huey

by David Malone
     
 

During the first eight scorching days of August in 1932, U.S. Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana campaigned in Arkansas for the election of Hattie Caraway to the U.S. Senate. Caraway easily defeated six well-known opponents in a race she was not expected to win and became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. This volume is a textbook of politics and a

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During the first eight scorching days of August in 1932, U.S. Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana campaigned in Arkansas for the election of Hattie Caraway to the U.S. Senate. Caraway easily defeated six well-known opponents in a race she was not expected to win and became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. This volume is a textbook of politics and a sweeping picture of the Great Depression, as if those perilous times had been compressed into a week and a day. It is a fascinating look at two extremely different people caught briefly in a common purpose.

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This is the account of eight days in 1932 when Senator Huey Long of Louisiana campaigned in Arkansas for the election of Hattie Caraway to the US Senate. Caraway won, and became the first woman elected to the Senate. But her stroke of genius was in bringing Long, the famed populist, to depression-stricken Arkansas, where he galvanized the poor and unemployed. A fascinating picture of Southern politics during the depression. With photographs, charts, maps and notes. Paper edition (unseen), $11.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557281074
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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