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The First Southern Strategy: The Taft and the Dewey/Eisenhower Factions in the GOP

Michael Bowen

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter rejects the “white backlash” thesis that attributes the South's embrace of the Republican Party to racial issues, and white working-class abandonment of the Democratic Party over civil ... More


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

Michael Bowen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Between 1944 and 1953, a power struggle emerged between New York governor Thomas Dewey and U.S. senator Robert Taft of Ohio that threatened to split the Republican Party. This book reveals how this ... More


The Unfinished Business of America

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the beginning of 1952, Robert Taft seemed destined to finally secure the presidential nomination he craved. His reelection in 1950 made him the triumphant symbol of resurgent conservatism. ... More


Up from Isolationism: The Conservative Dilemma and the Chinese Solution

Joyce Mao

in Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the motivation and method behind conservatives’ adoption of China as a signature foreign policy issue from the Chinese Revolution through the Korean War. During that transition ... More


The Republican Re-Invention of Socialism

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The socialist phase in the history of the American left was mainly over by the 1940s, but in the latter part of that decade Republican politicians seeking political advantage alleged that the ... More


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