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By Julian M. Pleasants
Julian Pleasants argues that Reynolds needs to be understood within the context of Depression-era North Carolina. He capitalized at the discontent of the poverty-stricken decrease type by way of campaigning in tattered outfits whereas using a ramshackle version T--a sharp distinction to his filthy rich, chauffeur-driven opponent, incumbent senator Cam Morrison. In place of work, Reynolds supported Roosevelt's New Deal. even if he was once no longer pro-Nazi, his isolationist stance and his organization with virulent right-wingers enraged his components and finally resulted in his withdrawal from politics.
Pleasants finds Reynolds to be a showman of the 1st order, a talented practitioner of sophistication politics, and a distinct southern politician--the just one who preferred the recent Deal whereas advocating isolationist views.
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Buncombe Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds (The James Sprunt Studies in History and Political Science) by Julian M. Pleasants