Join historian and author Robert Chiles as he discusses his book, The Revolution of ’28, exploring the career of New York governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith. Chiles uncovers a distinctive strain of American progressivism that resonated among urban, ethnic, working-class Americans during Smith’s early years as a state legislator through his time as governor of the Empire State, before exploring the ways in which Smith’s gubernatorial progressivism was presented to a national audience during the 1928 presidential campaign.
A book signing will follow the lecture. Books can be purchased at the event.
This program is organized by the New York State Museum with additional support by the Rockefeller Institute of Government.