Al Smith’s ‘Revolution of 1928’ Albany Lecture

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the revolution of 28Historian 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.

One thought on “Al Smith’s ‘Revolution of 1928’ Albany Lecture

  1. Melanie

    Wasn’t Al Smith also instrumental in implemented the excellent Public School system in NY? please tell US more!

    My grandmother use to play with his kids due to fact she lived down the street on Eagle st. next to the Catherdral.(now a parking lot)


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