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Moderating Republicanism, 1953–1964

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.13
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on Taft's death and how it made the Old Guard lose both its guiding force and its most visible public presence. Without its figurehead and legislative leader, the conservative ... 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 Preparatory Years, 1938–1945

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174860
eISBN:
9780813174877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174860.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Young Stassen had many of the qualifications that aspiring politicians find so valuable in America’s presidential tradition. Prominent among them was a “log cabin” origin, which William Henry ... More


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