Primary source materials are a great way for students to experience firsthand a historic event, to more fully understand a pivotal actor or figure, or to explore legislation or a judicial decision. Students leave these readings better prepared to grapple with secondary sources. In fact, they can often support a different interpretation or more critically engage with analysis. This new volume—with 50 documents that include speeches, court cases, letters, diary entries, excerpts from autobiographies, treaties, legislation, regulations and reports, documentary photographs, ad stills, public opinion polls, transcripts, and press releases—is a great starting point for any parties and elections course. Careful editing, pithy headnotes, and discussion questions all enhance this useful reader.
Chapter 31: Huey Long's “Every Man a King” Radio Address* (1934)
Huey Long's “Every Man a King” Radio Address* (1934)
- How did the theme and content of Long's speech further his political ambitions?
- Why was it important for Long to deliver his speeches over the radio instead of through more traditional printed methods?
Huey P. Long's political career began with ...