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Robert M. La Follette and the insurgent spirit

Author: David P Thelen; Oscar Handlin
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1985, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit is a closely argued, lively, and readable biography of the central figure in the American Progressive movement. Wisconsin's Fighting Bob La Follette  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert M La Follette; Robert M La Follette
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Thelen; Oscar Handlin
ISBN: 0299106446 9780299106447
OCLC Number: 13011036
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1976.
Description: 211 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Gilded age America and the making of a popular politician, 1855-1891 --
The making of an insurgent, 1891-1900 --
The insurgent as administrator, 1901-1905 --
The development of national insurgency, 1906-1910 --
Presidential politics and the tragedy of insurgency, 1911-1912 --
Insurgency in a modernizing world, 1913-1916 --
Insurgency in a revolutionary world, 1917-1919 --
Insurgency in a pressure-group society, 1919-1924 --
Presidential politics and the death of insurgency, 1924-1925.
Responsibility: David P. Thelen ; edited by Oscar Handlin.

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More than a biography of La Follette, this study is a thoughtful documentary of the insurgent movement he led. The Christian Science Monitor" A splendid little book, jumping with ideas and insights. Read more...

 
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