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Willkie as Liberal

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125831
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135526 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0007
Willkie as Liberal

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This chapter discusses Wendell Willkie, who was one of the most ardent and outspoken champions of civil rights and civil liberties during his time. Many considered him to be a passionate exponent of freedom, justice, and democracy. It discusses Willkie's childhood in Elwood, Indiana, until his efforts against the discrimination and bigotry of African Americans.

Keywords: Wendell Willkie; civil rights; civil liberties; discrimination; bigotry; African Americans

Chapter.  6390 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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