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Oscar W. Underwood; a political biography. (reprint, 1980).


Oscar W. Underwood; a political biography. (reprint, 1980)

Johnson, Evans C.

U. of Alabama Press


480 pages



Southern biography series


Winner of the 1983 James F. Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association for the best book on Alabama history, this is a political biography of Oscar Underwood (1862-1929), the Alabamian politician who served in the US House of representatives from 1895 to 1915 and in the US Senate from 1915 to 1927 and who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1924. The biography provides a detailed reconstruction of Underwood's political positions and legislative activities over the course of his career, including his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, anti-labor views, work on tariff reform, and opposition to prohibition.

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