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Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette

SKU: 0870203533
By: Jonathan Kasparek

As the second son of the most famous Wisconsin progressive, Phil La Follette's own political journey was incontrovertibly marked by his father's legacy. More details...
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History of Wisconsin Volume IV: The Progressive Era 1893-1914

History of Wisconsin Volume IV: The Progressive Era 1893-1914

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By: Jonathan Kasparek

Growing up in the shadow of a major political figure like "Fighting Bob" La Follette made for a politically charged childhood - and laid the groundwork for Phil and his older brother, "Young Bob," to make their own marks on the progressive political scene in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Like his father, Phil was firey, confrontational, and unwavering, and his efforts led to the passage of the country's first unemployment compensation act, aid programs for workers and farmers, and the reorganization of state government. His controversial effort to form an alternative course of action to Roosevelt's New Deal was at once his greatest contribution to federal politics and his greatest failure. Phil's is a history of continuing progressivism, of innovative solutions to social problems, and of loyalty to a political ethos that goes far beyond love of country.

ISBN: 0870203533
360 pp, illustrated, photographs, maps, softcover

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