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The Coming of the New Deal

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FDR’s New Deal shaped Democratic politics for generations. But the roots of the coalition that made it happen stretch back further.

We speak to historian Robert Chiles about his new book, "The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal".

Check out some of Robert Chile's recent writing on Smith in the Washington Post, Newsday, and Times Union.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.