Huey Long - Chapter 11-12, pgs. 244-311 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapter 11-12, pgs. 244-311 Summary and Analysis

Campaigning for the 1928 gubernatorial race began in February 1927. It was known that the machine would not support Huey. He was dangerous to them. In spring of that year, the Mississippi flooded more than two million acres of land in Louisiana, and flood control programs were a campaign issue. Huey was presented as a Bolshevist by his foes, but he now had money and an organization behind him. Even though he knew the weaknesses in his organization, he still felt that he was strong.

Huey built his own rings in the same way that the New Orleans Regulars had. He attracted powerful people from the parishes and denounced the New Orleans Ring. Circulars were used heavily as they were in previous campaigns. Huey wrote them himself. Huey did no receive the majority of the popular vote...

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