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Craig, Lee A. (Lee Allan), 1960-
Josephus Daniels : his life & times / Lee A. Craig
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
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 3rd Floor  E748.D19 C73 2013    MISSING +1 HOLD
Subject Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948
Subject(s) Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography
Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States. Department of the Navy -- Biography
Subject(s) Press and politics -- United States -- History
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953
Subject(s) Publishers and publishing -- North Carolina -- Biography
Newspaper publishing -- North Carolina -- History
Physical Description xvii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country, and as secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became one of the most important men in the world. Before that, Daniels revolutionized the newspaper industry in the South, forever changing the relationship between politics and the news media. Lee A. Craig, an expert on economic history, delves into Daniels's extensive archive to inform this nuanced and eminently readable biography, following Daniels's rise to power in North Carolina and chronicling his influence on twentieth-century politics. A man of great contradictions, Daniels--an ardent prohibitionist, free trader, and Free Silverite--made a fortune in private industry yet served as a persistent critic of unregulated capitalism. He championed progressive causes like the graded public school movement and antitrust laws even as he led North Carolina's white supremacy movement. Craig pulls no punches in his definitive biography of this political powerhouse"-- Provided by publisher
"As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country, and as secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became one of the most important men in the world. Before that, Daniels revolutionized the newspaper industry in the South, forever changing the relationship between politics and the news media. Lee A. Craig, an expert on economic history, delves into Daniels's extensive archive to inform this nuanced and eminently readable biography, following Daniels's rise to power in North Carolina and chronicling his influence on twentieth-century politics"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-462) and index

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