Huey Long and share-our-wealth

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Syllus Eugene Lovely (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Allen Trelease

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to assess the sincerity and intentions of Senator Huey Long with regard to his Share-Our-Wealth program and to examine the feasibility of his plan. An examination of Long's background prior to his years in the senate was made to determine whether the Share-Our-Wealth plan was a logical extension of the influences and activities of his early life. Long's activities while a member of the senate were examined to determine whether he made a reasonable effort to enact his plan into working legislation. To determine the feasibility of his plan, the Share-Our-Wealth program was examined from the standpoint of its effect upon the economy and its compatibility with American economic freedom. It was concluded that Long genuinely believed in his Share-Our-Wealth plan, and that he fully intended to implement it by legislation. It was also concluded that his program was not entirely unrealistic. Some elements of it have already been applied in essence, and other parts may conceivably be adopted in the future.

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Language: English
Date: 1971
Long, Huey Pierce, $d 1893-1935 $x Political and social views
Poverty $x Government policy $z United States $x History $y 20th century

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