Herbert Hoover, Unemployment, and the Public Sphere: A Conceptual History, 1919-1933

Herbert Hoover, Unemployment, and the Public Sphere: A Conceptual History, 1919-1933

by Vincent Gaddis
     
 

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

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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.

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September 2008 H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Gaddis draws on research in personal manuscript collections, municpial records, local and state historical societies, printed autobiographies and biographies, and city newspapers to fill in the picture of how Hooverian response to the immediate crisis of unemployment in 1921 played out on the local level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761832348
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
09/26/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Gaddis is Associate Professor of American History at Benedictine University. Professor Gaddis holds a Ph.D. in United States Public Policy History from Northern Illinois University.

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