1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza PDF

By David Pietrusza

ISBN-10: 0786721022

ISBN-13: 9780786721023

The presidential election of 1920 was once between history’s such a lot dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White condominium. With electorate making a choice on among Wilson’s League of countries and Harding’s front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election formed glossy the USA. girls received the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by way of four to one, as electorate witnessed the 1st broad newsreel assurance, smooth crusade advertisements, and effects broadcast on radio. the US had turn into an city kingdom: cars, mass construction, chain shops, and straightforward credits reworked the financial system. 1920 paints a bright portrait of the US, beset via the crimson Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity’s threshold.</Div>

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For until we understand what made a polis, we cannot search for its Athenian origins. Nor indeed for the origins of Athenian citizenship. 104 I would like to count myself among those historians who have been striving to achieve a synthesis between anthropological-style synchronic analysis and "old-fashioned" political history. See my comments in Manville (1979) and those of Finley (1986a), 109-12; Humphreys (1985a), 257-59; Strauss (1989); Ober and Strauss (1990). " His conception and exercise of citizenship were bound'intimately to the world of his polis, and we now need to examine the Athenian polis itself.

81 The speaker Euxitheos, rejected as a citizen by the members of his deme, is at pains to prove (before a dikasterion in the city) his Athenian origins based on the testimony of kin, phratry members, and an appeal to ancient family tombs in Attika. The persistence of older tradition perhaps also explains why candidates for the archonship were asked not only about their demes and parents' demes, but also whether they had cults of the oikos, Apollo Patroos and Zeus Herkeios, and family tombs (Ath.

Oec. ; Isoc. 128; Theophr. Char. 6. 74 Fisher (1976), 26-30; Finley (1983), 37. 75 Dover (1974), 296-99. WHAT WAS ATHENIAN CITIZENSHIP? , Dem. ), the "good citizen" endeavored to bring honor to himself, even at the cost of personal sacrifice. " The word is ubiquitous in honorary decrees and oratory. " The confluence of individual honor and benefit for the community represented by philotimia points once again to the Periklean ideal of the citizen's willingness to turn his private life to the goals of the polis.

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