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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


Communism vs. Republicanism, 1946–1948

Michael Bowen

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen.7
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the Old Guard and how it continued to undermine Thomas Dewey's control of the Republican Party. The congressional statement of policy had checked Dewey's plans to reshape the ... 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


Mastermind of the 1948 Campaign?

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In November 1947, Clark Clifford presented President Harry S. Truman with a memorandum entitled “The Politics of 1948,” a 43-page study that outlined a strategy for the 1948 presidential race. Truman ... More


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