"Hoover's Visit Builds Good Will." Christian Century, XLVIII, 486ff. (April, 1931). Myers, William S. The Foreign Policies of Herbert HooverNew York, 1940. Myers, William S. . and Walter H. Newton. The Hoover. Administration, New York ...
Herbert Hoover. istration policies in relation to Alaska, to be delivered when we reached Seattle. I did so, and he introduced into it his usual three-dollar words and sonorous phrases. On the return trip we first stopped at Vancouver ...
Even before he became an orphan , young Herbert and his brother and sister often were left to live with other families while their mother traveled . A Difficult Childhood When he was only six years old , Hoover became an orphan , first ...
Author: Donald W. Whisenhunt
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Herbert Clark Hoover (10 August 1874-20 October 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a successful mining engineer, the peoples icon, and administrator. He showed the Efficiency Movement component of the Progressive Era, arguing there were other solutions to all social and economic problems - a position that was challenged by the Great Depression that began while he was President. Hoover had a distinguished public service career before becoming president at a time of great religious and social turmoil. He had the misfortune to arrive at the presidency at the same time as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the outset of the Great Depression and his legacy to this day carries that stigma. He nevertheless is generally ranked in the middle of the pack of effective presidents.
Chapter 7 Herbert Hoover , the Great Depression , and the Widening of Voluntarism At the President's Unemployment Conference of 1921 , Herbert Hoover promoted a voluntarist response to unemployment , in which the state served mainly to ...
Author: Vincent H. Gaddis
Publisher: University Press of America
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.
Author: William E. LeuchtenburgPublish On: 2009-01-06
The American Presidents Series: The 31st President, 1929-1933 William E. Leuchtenburg Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Sean Wilentz. Stimson noted that “he had bad impressions about every one of them,” though some were Hoover loyalists.
Author: William E. Leuchtenburg
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Republican efficiency expert whose economic boosterism met its match in the Great Depression Catapulted into national politics by his heroic campaigns to feed Europe during and after World War I, Herbert Hoover—an engineer by training—exemplified the economic optimism of the 1920s. As president, however, Hoover was sorely tested by America's first crisis of the twentieth century: the Great Depression. Renowned New Deal historian William E. Leuchtenburg demonstrates how Hoover was blinkered by his distrust of government and his belief that volunteerism would solve all social ills. As Leuchtenburg shows, Hoover's attempts to enlist the aid of private- sector leaders did little to mitigate the Depression, and he was routed from office by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. From his retirement at Stanford University, Hoover remained a vocal critic of the New Deal and big government until the end of his long life. Leuchtenburg offers a frank, thoughtful portrait of this lifelong public servant, and shrewdly assesses Hoover's policies and legacy in the face of one of the darkest periods of American history.