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This is the grave of Herbert Hoover. As the semester ends, I am overloaded with grading, so I don’t have time to provide a full biography of Hoover. It’s easy enough to look up. But a few general points to spur conversation: 1) Two things I will always cherish about Hoover’s early years. First, he’s […]
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On May 17, 1933, Rep. Robert Houghton, a North Carolina Democrat, introduced H.R. 5755 into the House. This would become the National Industrial Recovery Act, the first comprehensive attempt to fix the economy of the Great Depression through national planning. While deeply flawed, the NIRA not only was a critical early response to the Depression, […]
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