Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

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Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

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Now in paperback with a new preface, this comprehensive biography weaves the triumph and the tragedy of the public and private lives of the most famous of Wisconsin leaders, Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette. As a U.S. representative, governor of Wisconsin, and U.S. Senator, La Follette's political legacies have been long lasting; among them are the election of senators by constituents, creation of the Department of Labor and the Federal Trade Commission, women's suffrage, and workers' compensation. Through the personal letters, diaries, and documents of the La Follette family, Unger uses the private life of La Follette as a means for understanding the public figure. Thoroughly researched and documented, Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer is a testament to the progressive tradition in Wisconsin and its premier leader.

ISBN

978-0870204265

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Publisher

Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Disciplines

History | Political History | United States History

Comments

1st edition published in 2000 by The University of North Carolina Press.

Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

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