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Title:
Liberalism and its challengers : from F.D.R. to Bush
Author:
Hamby, Alonzo L.
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9780195070293

9780195070309
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Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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xi, 431 p.
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Plots the rise and evolution of the liberal tradition in the USA since the Depression of the 1930s, focusing on ten key individuals in order to illuminate the ideological bases of American political conflict.


Summary

Now brought up to date to cover the Reagan and Bush administrations, the second edition of this classic text plots the rise, fall and continuing evolution of the liberal tradition in America since the Depression. Focusing on ten key individuals, from Franklin Roosevelt to Martin Luther King,Jr. to Ronald Reagan, "The Roosevelt of the Right," Hamby employs lively biographical essays to illuminate the ideological bases of American liberalism and conservatism. An essential tool towards understanding for students of American history and politics.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Founding FatherFranklin D. Roosevelt
2 The CommonerHarry S. Truman
3 The Crisis and Regeneration of Republican ConservatismDwight D. Eisenhower and Robert A. Taft and Joseph R. McCarthy
4 The Politics of ProphecyMartin Luther King, Jr.
5 From the Old Politics to the NewJohn and Robert Kennedy
6 The Politics of ExcessLyndon B. Johnson
7 The Flawed ChallengerRichard M. Nixon
8 The Roosevelt of the RightRonald Reagan
Epilogue The Exhaustion of Liberalism, the Limits of Conservatism, and the Enduring Deadlock of Democracy
Selected Bibliography
Index