Governor Al Smith, Progressivism, and the New Deal
Historian Robert Chiles talked about his book, The Revolution of '28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal. Professor Chiles argued that although 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Smith lost to Republican Herbert Hoover, his progressive coalition helped shape a new liberal agenda for the Democratic Party, paving the way for the New Deal policies of the Franklin Roosevelt administration. Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, hosted this event. close
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Robert Chiles Lecturer University of Maryland, College Park->History Department
Evan Dawley Assistant Professor Goucher College->History
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