Grassroots Democracy: FDR and the Land

  • John F. Sears
Part of the The World of the Roosevelts book series (WOOROO)


No American president, not even Washington or Jefferson, has been more rooted in a particular place than Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) or drawn more of his substance as a leader from the land on which he was born and grew up.


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    John G. Waite Associates, Architects, The President as Architect: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Top Cottage (Albany, New York: Mount Ida Press, 2001), 29–30.Google Scholar
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    “Address at the Dedication of the New Post Office in Rhinebeck, New York. May 1, 1939” in The Presidential Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vol. 8, 302–03. For FDR’s involvement in the design of Hudson Valley post offices, see Bernice L. Thomas, The Stamp of FDR: New Deal Post Offices in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press, 2002).Google Scholar

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