U.S. At War: Revolution in Ohio

On the surface, the campaign in Ohio had been listless. But when short, swarthy, forceful Congressman Stephen M. Young, a New Deal enthusiast and the best Democratic vote-getter in the Buckeye State, went home just before election he heard rumblings that jarred his political ears. Farmers grumbled about the Administration's clamping down on farm prices, women complained of drafting 18-and 19-year-olds, citizens everywhere were impatient with the handling of the war. Steve Young found many Democrats with a don't-care attitude; he knew before election day that he was beaten.

But neither he nor any other Ohio politico was prepared for what...

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