A Man for All Seasons Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox
by
 
Robbins, William G., 1935-

Title
A Man for All Seasons Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox

Author
Robbins, William G., 1935-

ISBN
9780870718120

Personal Author
Robbins, William G., 1935-

Publication Information
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2015. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)

Physical Description
1 online resource (pages cm)

Series
Book collections on Project MUSE.

Contents
Introduction: The Story of an American Liberal -- The Formative Years -- The Making of a Public Person -- Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth -- Commonwealth, Communists, and Collective Security -- "Babylonian Captivity" and War in the Pacific -- Oregon Politics and the Newspaper Business -- The Mainstreaming of a Liberal Politician -- The World of Legislative Politics -- Missing the Brass Ring -- Legislative Successes and "the fringes of this dirty game" -- Southeast Asia Calling -- A New Life with the NEA -- The Politics of Turmoil -- Epilogue: A Fruitful Life.

Abstract
"The life of prominent Oregon political leader Monroe Sweetland spans the spectrum of 20th-century America. Through seven decades, Sweetland experienced the economic collapse of the Great Depression, the unparalleled violence of a nation at war, the divisiveness of Cold War politics, and the cultural and political turmoil of the Vietnam War. Historian William G. Robbins illuminates the wrenching transformation of American political culture in A Man for All Seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox. Racial and economic inequalities motivated much of Sweetland's civic life, including his lifelong memberships in the American Civil Liberties Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League, the Japanese American Citizens League, and the Red Cross, where Sweetland worked repatriating American prisoners of war after Japan's surrender. Robbins' portrait is holistic, exploring Sweetland's socialist beginnings, inconsistencies in his politics--especially during the Cold War--and his regional legacy. He was the most important person in the resurgence of the modern, liberal Oregon Democratic Party from the late 1940s to the 1960s. He joined the National Education Association in 1964 and became the driving force behind the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and the fight for the age-18 vote, achieved in the ratification of the 26th amendment in 1971. Monroe Sweetland was a nationally prominent figure, whose fights bequeathed to modern America important legislation that shaped its political landscape"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Sweetland, Monroe, 1910-2006.

Corporate Subject
National Education Association of the United States -- Biography.
 
Democratic Party (Or.) -- Biography.
 
Oregon. Legislative Assembly -- Biography.

Subject Term
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA).
 
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political.
 
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
 
Liberalism -- Oregon -- History -- 20th century.
 
Civic leaders -- Oregon -- Biography.
 
Legislators -- Oregon -- Biography.

Geographic Term
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
 
Oregon -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Genre
Electronic books.

Added Corporate Author
Project Muse.

Electronic Access
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University LibraryeBookER178198F881.35 .S94 R63 2015Electronic ResourcesE-resources