Historian Robert Chiles is set to speak at the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater on Thursday, March 22nd at 7 pm on Al E. Smith and his presidential run in 1928.
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.
This program is free and open to the public.
The Museum is located at 222 Madison Avenue, in Albany.