Herbert Hoover As Secretary of Commerce: Studies in New Era by Ellis W. Hawley

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9 Helping Hoover in effecting this transformation were some out- Page 22 standing men. Claudius H. Huston of Tennessee became Hoover's assistant secretary. William E. Lamb was appointed solicitor. Dr. John M. Gries was made head of the Division of Building and Housing. Dr. Julius Klein, professor of Latin American history and economics at Harvard, became director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. Christian A. Herter, later secretary of state under Eisenhower, was made special assistant in charge of publicity.

17 Reflecting this point of view, for example, were such accounts as Harold U. Faulkner, From Versailles to the New Deal (New Haven, 1955), Arthur M. , The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933 (Boston, 1957), and John D. Hicks, Republican Ascendancy, 1921-1933 (New York, 1960). 18 The most influential work was Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America (New York, 1955). Also influential were the historians Daniel Boorstin and Clinton Rossiter. 19 Among the major works reflecting and helping to shape this new perspective were Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform (New York, 1955); Samuel P.

The second new framework was that emerging from an enhanced awareness of the work being done in sociology, political science, institutional economics, and management studies. 19 They saw, in particular, a society in which traditional ordering mechanisms had been unable to withstand the impact of industrialization and mass mobility; in which a period of disorganization, cultural conflict, and social strain had ensued; and in which a new, more modern, and more rational set of ordering mechanisms had gradually Page 7 emerged and gained social legitimacy.

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