The car weighs three tons – “The body is cast-aluminum,” said Andrew Phillips, curator of the Wilson museum, “and lots of brass” - and is 16 feet long with a passenger chamber that could seat five with nifty flip-up seats and is separated by window from the front seat. It has six cylinders and four forward speeds in addition to reverse. The steering wheel is on the right, though the car was made in Buffalo, N.Y. – not England - by Pierce-Arrow, a luxury car manufacturer that didn’t make it out of the Great Depression. It originally hit 60 mph, but now rarely is tested beyond 40 mph (and Wilson, who may have been more comfortable from the horse-drawn carriages of his youth, always insisted his driver never go faster than 25 mph, Phillips said). Gas mileage? About 10 miles to the gallon. … [Read more...] about Lohmann: Woodrow Wilson’s 99-year-old limo came to town, and we went for a ride
Some of the voices were determined but peaceful. Florence Kelley, daughter of a prominent abolitionist, had become a leading advocate for the eight-hour workday and a pioneer in the use of social science in court cases such as Bunting v. Oregon (1917), which upheld the power of states to regulate the health and safety of workers. Working from a minor post in the YWCA in Richmond, Virginia, Lucy Randolph Mason was becoming a force in the drive against child labor. And through her stewardship of the New York Consumer League, Frances Perkins grew close enough to New York Gov. Franklin Roosevelt to become secretary of labor—the first woman ever named to a Cabinet post—when he became president. … [Read more...] about 1915-1924: Wilson, women and war
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Had the Allies continued their offensives in the fall of 1918 and invaded Germany, the peace that followed might have more closely resembled the unconditional surrender and agreements that ended WWII, leading to far more than just 20 years of subsequent European calm. … [Read more...] about Hanson: The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — 100 years ago