Lister Hill: Statesman from the South

Lister Hill: Statesman from the South❴PDF / Epub❵ ☆ Lister Hill: Statesman from the South Author Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This definitive biography of Lister Hill , who represented Alabama in the US House of Representatives and Senate for forty five years, is a study of the dilemma of a Deep South liberal Hamilton ques This definitive biography of Lister Hill , Statesman from PDF Ç who represented Alabama in the US House of Representatives and Senate for forty five years, is a study of the dilemma of a Deep South liberal Lister Hill: Kindle - Hamilton questions whether his major contributions in education and health for all Americans were worth the political and personal sacrifices Hill was forced to make in order to maintain the support of his conservative Hill: Statesman from PDF º supporters, most notably their opposition to civil rights legislation A UNC Press Enduring Edition UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value. Lister Hill of Alabama was one of those southern Senators who came in pre civil rights era who madesome significant contributions in legislation But when it came to defending segregation called inpolite societies our peculiar institution it was done with tenacity but mixed with southern charm.Lister Hill was born Joseph Lister Hill to a prominent Montgomery doctor and pillar of society Fromgood southern society he went into law instead of medicine and was an undergraduate of the University o Lister Hill of Alabama was one of those southern Senators who came in pre civil rights era who madesome significant contributions in legislation But when it came to defending segregation called inpolite societies our peculiar institution it was done with tenacity but mixed with southern charm.Lister Hill was born Joseph Lister Hill to a prominent Montgomery doctor and pillar of society Fromgood southern society he went into law instead of medicine and was an undergraduate of the University of Alabama and went to law school at Michigan and Columbia He got into local politicsand that led to election to the House of Representatives in a special election in 1923.When in 1938 there was a vacancy to the Senate due to the appointment of Hugo L Black to theSupreme Court Hill won another special election to the Senate and stayed for the next 30 years.Public power was an issue with Hill A significant portion of northern Alabama was part of theTennessee River system George W Norris fought for the establishment of the Tennessee ValleyAuthority and Hill was a prime sponsor in the House and defended TVA vigorously in the Senate.Alabama cotton never had a better friend than Lister Hill post Civil War With his background youwould expect medical issues to be an interest Hill s most lasting contribution was something still used to this day, the Hill Burton Act That provides that for so many charity cases a hospitalwould take, the Feds would foot the cost of a room The south which always lagged and still doesbehind the rest of the country saw an upturn in quality medical facilities Oddly enough he did not like Medicare and fought that as socialized medicine.His biggest achievement might have been sheer survival The south was angry at Harry Truman for his civil rights championing Hill who was Majority Whip from 1941 to 1947 gave that up, butwalking a very fine tightrope stayed in the Democratic party when others bolted and supported theDixiecrat candidacy of J Strom Thurmond.It couldn t last With George Wallace becoming the face of the Alabama Democrats and the Republicans showing a rebirth in the south, Hill had a tough general election in 1962 against ayounger GOP opponent James Martin who almost won.Know when to hold and know when to fold are the hallmarks of politics as well as gambling Hillsaw clearly his era was over I m sure he knew from election night in 1962 that this was his lastterm The forces of realignment were working in America and Hill saw it coming Hill died just short of his 90th birthday in 1984 a beloved figure in Alabama at least among whites.The book has some interesting insights into Alabama politics and how one carves out a respectablecareer even while defending something evil

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    Lister Hill: Statesman from the South PDF/EPUB Ò were previously out of print These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value. Lister Hill of Alabama was one of those southern Senators who came in pre civil rights era who madesome significant contributions in legislation But when it came to defending segregation called inpolite societies our peculiar institution it was done with tenacity but mixed with southern charm.Lister Hill was born Joseph Lister Hill to a prominent Montgomery doctor and pillar of society Fromgood southern society he went into law instead of medicine and was an undergraduate of the University o Lister Hill of Alabama was one of those southern Senators who came in pre civil rights era who madesome significant contributions in legislation But when it came to defending segregation called inpolite societies our peculiar institution it was done with tenacity but mixed with southern charm.Lister Hill was born Joseph Lister Hill to a prominent Montgomery doctor and pillar of society Fromgood southern society he went into law instead of medicine and was an undergraduate of the University of Alabama and went to law school at Michigan and Columbia He got into local politicsand that led to election to the House of Representatives in a special election in 1923.When in 1938 there was a vacancy to the Senate due to the appointment of Hugo L Black to theSupreme Court Hill won another special election to the Senate and stayed for the next 30 years.Public power was an issue with Hill A significant portion of northern Alabama was part of theTennessee River system George W Norris fought for the establishment of the Tennessee ValleyAuthority and Hill was a prime sponsor in the House and defended TVA vigorously in the Senate.Alabama cotton never had a better friend than Lister Hill post Civil War With his background youwould expect medical issues to be an interest Hill s most lasting contribution was something still used to this day, the Hill Burton Act That provides that for so many charity cases a hospitalwould take, the Feds would foot the cost of a room The south which always lagged and still doesbehind the rest of the country saw an upturn in quality medical facilities Oddly enough he did not like Medicare and fought that as socialized medicine.His biggest achievement might have been sheer survival The south was angry at Harry Truman for his civil rights championing Hill who was Majority Whip from 1941 to 1947 gave that up, butwalking a very fine tightrope stayed in the Democratic party when others bolted and supported theDixiecrat candidacy of J Strom Thurmond.It couldn t last With George Wallace becoming the face of the Alabama Democrats and the Republicans showing a rebirth in the south, Hill had a tough general election in 1962 against ayounger GOP opponent James Martin who almost won.Know when to hold and know when to fold are the hallmarks of politics as well as gambling Hillsaw clearly his era was over I m sure he knew from election night in 1962 that this was his lastterm The forces of realignment were working in America and Hill saw it coming Hill died just short of his 90th birthday in 1984 a beloved figure in Alabama at least among whites.The book has some interesting insights into Alabama politics and how one carves out a respectablecareer even while defending something evil "/>
  • Paperback
  • 392 pages
  • Lister Hill: Statesman from the South
  • Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton
  • English
  • 08 January 2019
  • 0817350993