Huey Long - Chapter 25-26, pg. 648-706 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapter 25-26, pg. 648-706 Summary and Analysis

Huey was in New York and went to a nightclub with a group of people. He was allegedly attacked in the bathroom. The incident made national news. There were all kinds of stories about what had happened. Because of all the publicity, he labeled the reporters as polecats and referred to them that way. The polecats were attacking him even in Louisiana.

In Louisiana there was an investigation into a local election with charges of fraud against the commissioners. Huey's involvement was seen as a bid for power since the bond issues were passed.

When the Tax Reform Commission delivered its report in summer of 1933, it recommended a complete reform of the Louisiana tax system. Huey campaigned for the proposed taxes. This didn't make Huey popular with the people. He was heckled and attacked with...

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