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The Roots of Modern Conservatism : Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

By: Bowen, Michael.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (463 p.).ISBN: 9780807869192.Subject(s): Conservatism - United States - History - 20th century | Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) | Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- ) | United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Roots of Modern Conservatism : Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican PartyDDC classification: 324.273409/044 | 324.273409044 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; The Roots of Modern Conservatism; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction; ONE Thirst for Power and Self-Perpetuation, 1944-1946; TWO Communism vs. Republicanism, 1946-1948; THREE Opportunity Wasted, 1948; FOUR A Nation of Morons, 1949-1950; FIVE The Great Republican Mystery, 1951-1952; SIX If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952; SEVEN Prelude to a Purge, 1952-1953; EIGHT Moderating Republicanism, 1953-1964; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Cover Page; The Roots of Modern Conservatism; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction; ONE Thirst for Power and Self-Perpetuation, 1944-1946; TWO Communism vs. Republicanism, 1946-1948; THREE Opportunity Wasted, 1948; FOUR A Nation of Morons, 1949-1950; FIVE The Great Republican Mystery, 1951-1952; SIX If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952; SEVEN Prelude to a Purge, 1952-1953; EIGHT Moderating Republicanism, 1953-1964; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

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If any work confirms the proposition that elections have consequences, this is the one. Analyzing the activities of the Republican National Committee in the 1940s, Bowen (Westminster College) skillfully charts the death of the old Republican Party and the birth of the conservative movement. Frustration with me-tooism during the Dewey campaigns of 1944 and 1948, along with the Eisenhower administration's "dime-store new deal," brought forth Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. This stellar account of the struggles between Thomas E. Dewey and "Mr. Republican" Robert Taft skillfully explains how the contours of the Republican ideological wars were shaped. Bowen is very adept at showing that the South, even before the civil rights era, played an important role in reshaping the GOP. Stellar descriptions of important personalities, such as RNC chair B. Carroll Reece, enliven the account. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. D. R. Turner Davis and Elkins College

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He is a trial lawyer practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the author of numerous mysteries & non-fiction works. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1976. While at Harvard, he served on the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. Before going to Harvard, Bowen graduated summa cum laude from Rockhurst College, a small jesuit college in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a bacherlor's degree in History. <p> Bowen lives with his wife, Sara Armbruster Bowen (also a Harvard Law School graduate), & their three younger children in Fox Point, a suburb of Milwaukee. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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