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Selecting a Party Leader: Factions and Presidential Nominations

Daniel DiSalvo

in Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, 1868-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891702
eISBN:
9780199949410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891702.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter makes three claims and pursues them though the historical record. One is that factional conflict at the nomination stage is a sign of party strength rather than weakness. Another is that ... More


Battle for the Lord

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

Hoping to regain control of the Republican Party and, with it, the progressive moment, Theodore Roosevelt announced that he would challenge William Howard Taft for the Republican presidential ... 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


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