FDR, Al Smith, and the Golden Age of NY Politics

Ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial election, historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn take a look back at two iconic New York governors, Al Smith and Franklin Roosevelt. 

Franklin Roosevelt and Al Smith were two of New York’s greatest governors. Their careers were intertwined throughout the 1920s as they created a new coalition that would dominate U.S. politics for decades. They ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1932, setting off one of the great feuds of American history. Join historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn for a conversation about this untold story in celebration of the launch of Golway’s new book, Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party.











When: Mon., September 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
212-534-1672
Price: $10-$12
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Ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial election, historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn take a look back at two iconic New York governors, Al Smith and Franklin Roosevelt. 

Franklin Roosevelt and Al Smith were two of New York’s greatest governors. Their careers were intertwined throughout the 1920s as they created a new coalition that would dominate U.S. politics for decades. They ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1932, setting off one of the great feuds of American history. Join historians Terry Golway and Peter Quinn for a conversation about this untold story in celebration of the launch of Golway’s new book, Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party.

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