Huey Long - Chapters 1-2, pgs. 3-46 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapters 1-2, pgs. 3-46 Summary and Analysis

Huey Long became a very powerful man in his time. He had charisma. He became famous for tackling big corporations from his position of the Public Service Commission in the mid 1920s and became the governor of Louisiana in 1928at the age of thirty-five. Long set out to destroy the hierarchy of the opposition. He created his own hierarchy through patronage that led to his control of the Louisiana government.

Long won a seat in the United States Senate in 1930 but did not go to Washington until 1932, until he had totally consolidated his power base in the state. He became a foe of Franklin Roosevelt who feared his [political power and ability to bring on a revolution. Long was assassinated in Baton Rouge in 1935.

The Longs arrived in Winn parish Louisiana in December 1859. They had...

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