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Review: Memoir Goes Beneath the Celebratory Surface of Diversity to Explore Racial Struggle

Campaigning to be re-elected as president in 1932, Herbert Hoover made a speech at the small town of West Liberty, Iowa, just a few miles from his birthplace in southeast Iowa. From the rear platform of his special train, he extolled life on the farm, particularly such delights of childhood as “the mud-lined swimming hole” […]