1920

1920

The Year of the Six Presidents

Book - 2007
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The presidential election of 1920 was among history's most dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White House. With voters choosing between Wilson's League of Nations and Harding's front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election shaped modern America. Women won the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by 4 to 1, as voters witnessed the first extensive newsreel coverage, modern campaign advertising, and results broadcast on radio. America had become an urban nation: Automobiles, mass production, chain stores, and easy credit transformed the economy. 1920 paints a vivid portrait of America, beset by the Red Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity's threshold.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
ISBN: 9780786721023
9780786716227
0786716223
Call Number: 973.913 PIETRUSZA
Characteristics: 533 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1920.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921.
Alternative Title: Nineteen twenty
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