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Herbert Hoover, Unemployment, and the Public Sphere examines the fulfillment of Hoover's ideas in the area of unemployment between 1919 and 1933. The economic system Herbert Hoover envisioned, one based on cooperation and individual initiative with limited government, and the language he used to promote this system defined New Era discourse. His American Individualism, printed in 1923, served as the political philosophy of the administrations of the 1920s. In his discourse from 1919-1921, Hoover expanded the criteria- the conceptual definitions of virtue and liberty. The book includes a foreword by Mary O. Furner.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Herbert Hoover, Unemployment, and the Public Sphere: A Conceptual History, 1919-1933 Chapter 4 Herbert Hoover and the Unemployment Conference of 1921 Chapter 5 Herbert Hoover and Political Economy, 1919-1925: An Overview Chapter 6 A Challenge to Voluntarism: Hoover and Coal, 1921-1927 Chapter 7 Voluntarism and Municipal Government: Chicago, 1921-1927 Chapter 8 Unemployment Relief Strategies in Milwaukee, 1921-1925 Chapter 9 Detroit, Automobiles, and the Unemployment Crisis of 1921 Chapter 10 Herbert Hoover, the Great Depression, and the Widening of Voluntarism Chapter 11 Municipal Government and Voluntarism: Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit-The Great Depression Chapter 12 Conclusion: Herbert Hoover and the Public Sphere Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index