Library of Alabama Classics Winner of the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the yankee old Association
“In this glorious examine of Alabama politics, Hackney deftly analyzes the management, following, and crucial personality of Populism and Progressivism in the course of the interval from 1890 to 1910. The paintings is outstandingly good written; it offers with the private, social, and political intricacies concerned; and it combines conventional and quantitative recommendations with a readability and mind's eye that are supposed to function a spur and a version for lots of destiny studies.” – Annals of the yank Academy of Political and Social Science
“Whatever the final word judgment on its conclusions might be, this is often a big examine and one who should still stimulate extra research.
“Hackney has very skillfully built-in his quantitative findings and the result of extra conventional examine. during this recognize the e-book should still for it slow be a main convey of the application of the ‘new political background’ [and] we should always obtain Hackney’s contribution with either gratitude and admiration.” – magazine of Interdisciplinary History
Sheldon Hackney is a local Alabamian, and -- probably aptly -- the son-in-law of brave Alabama progressives Virginia and Clifford Durr. A pupil of C. Vann Woodward at Yale, Hackney taught at Princeton collage, served as president of Tulane collage (1975-80) and the college of Pennsylvania (1981-1993). In 1993 he used to be appointed via President Clinton as chairman of the nationwide Endowment for the arts, the place he served until eventually 1997. After his NEH provider he again to the college of Pennsylvania as Boies Professor of usa History.