Liberalism and Its Challengers: From F.D.R. to Bush

Paperback | March 1, 1992

byAlonzo Hamby

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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.

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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 R...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.87 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195070305

ISBN - 13:9780195070309

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Founding Father: Franklin D. Roosevelt2. The Commoner: Harry S. Truman3. The Crisis and Regeneration of Republican Conservatism: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robert A. Taft, and Joseph R. McCarthy4. The Politics of Prophecy: Martin Luther King, Jr.5. From the Old Politics to the New: John and Robert Kennedy6. The Politics of Excess: Lyndon B. Johnson7. The Flawed Challenger: Richard M. Nixon8. The Roosevelt of the Right: Ronald ReaganEpilogue: The Exhaustion of Liberalism, the Limits of Conservatism, and the Enduring Deadlock of DemocracySelected BibliographyIndex

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"Hamby shows the pragmatic side of liberal policy formulation from FDR to Bush. This realpolitik side of liberalism brings the political process down to the practical world. The author also shares with readers diverse historical interpretations in an informative, readable fashion."--John L.Rector, Western Oregon State College