Yellow dogs and Republicans : Allan Shivers and Texas two-party politics / Ricky F. Dobbs.
By: Dobbs, Ricky F.Material type: TextPublisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 194 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1585444073 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781585444076 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985 | Governors -- Texas -- Biography | Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 | Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951- | Political parties -- Texas -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Yellow dogs and Republicans.; Online version:: Yellow dogs and Republicans.DDC classification: 976.4/063/092 | B LOC classification: F391.S562 | D63 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Portrait of the politician as a young man -- Turmoil and transition : Shivers and the Texas political scene, 1938-45 -- "That all depends upon God and Allan Shivers," 1945-49 -- Ascent and election in his own right, 1949-50 -- Maneuvers, intrigues, and party leadership, 1951-52 -- Vote Texan, vote Ike, 1952 -- Self-perpetuation and a third term, 1953-54 -- Scandals and decline, 1955 -- Last fights and departure, 1956-57.
"Allan Shivers stands as an important transitional figure who, while staying within the Democratic Party all his life, nonetheless led Texas into Eisenhower's column and toward a new political alignment." "Author Ricky F. Dobbs traces the political career of Allan Shivers from his student days at the University of Texas, through his World War II service with the 36th Infantry and various state offices, to his role within the party after leaving the governor's mansion. Throughout, Dobbs places Shivers's career in the context of the modernization and urbanization that changed the state and regional picture. He portrays Shivers as one of the state's most powerful governors and compellingly shows his influence on modern Texas."--BOOK JACKET.