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'Don't you Hear all the Railroad Men Squeak?': William G. McAdoo, the United States Railroad Administration, and the Democratic Presidential Nomination of 1924

Craig, Douglas


William Gibbs McAdoo is best known as the other half of the great Democratic Party meltdown at the party's national convention in 1924, when he and Alfred E. Smith fought for the presidential nomination over nine days and 102 ballots. We know much about Smith, but much less about what McAdoo stood for and what constituencies he appealed to during his unsuccessful campaign for that nomination. This article puts some flesh on the bones of McAdoo's candidacy in 1924 by looking more closely at his...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of American Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0021875814000607


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