Empire Statesman

Empire Statesman

The Rise and Redemption of Al Smith

Book - 2001
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Born to Irish immigrants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Al Smith was the earliest champion of immigrant Americans. In 1928, Smith became the first Catholic to run for the presidency but his candidacy was fiercely opposed by the KKK, and his campaign was wiped out by a tidal wave of anti-Catholic hatred. After years of hardship, Smith reconciled his soured relationships with political bigwigs and once again became a generous, heroic figure. Photos.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780684863023
0684863022
Branch Call Number: 974.7 Slayton
Characteristics: xv, 480 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm

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