A Life in Progress: Motion and Emotion in the Autobiography of Robert M. La Follette

  title={A Life in Progress: Motion and Emotion in the Autobiography of Robert M. La Follette},
  author={Daniel Scroop},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={45 - 64}
  • Daniel Scroop
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • History
  • American Nineteenth Century History
Abstract This article is a study of La Follette's Autobiography, the autobiography of the leading Wisconsin progressive Robert M. La Follette, which was published serially in 1911 and, in book form, in 1913. Rather than focusing, as have other historians, on which parts of La Follette's account are accurate and can therefore be trusted, it explains instead why and how this major autobiography was conceived and written. The article shows that the autobiography was the product of a sustained… 
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