Huey Long - Chapters 9-10, pgs. 181-243 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapters 9-10, pgs. 181-243 Summary and Analysis

Huey ran for governor in 1923. He didn't have the support of the trusts and the wealthy and was a long shot to win. He began to give more interviews. Huey tried to avoid the issue of the Ku Klux Klan but couldn't. He would lose support if he did or didn't renounce them.

Huey and his brother-in-law, Dave McConnell drove around the state hanging posters and making appearances. He made Standard Oil a campaign issue and was often attacked by the press and accused of being a member of the Klan since he wouldn't take an anti-Klan stance. When pressed he agreed to support legislation against masks and secrecy but wouldn't go any further. Huey didn't win the primary election but he made a good showing.

In Chapter Ten, at this point Huey didn't have...

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