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Willkie as Liberal: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Wendell Willkie, who was one of the most ardent and outspoken champions of civil rights and civil liberties during his time. Many considered him to be a passionate exponent of ... More


A better tomorrow

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

As the US entered the war, former presidential candidate and dedicated internationalist, Wendell Willkie worried that Americans were not looking ahead to when the war would be won. Having seen the ... More


“A Godsend to the Country”?: Roosevelt, Willkie, and the Election of 1940

Andrew Johnstone

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that foreign policy debates in the election of 1940 have been underestimated. Franklin Roosevelt remained cautious regarding foreign policy issues, in part because he had an ... 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


Trapped between Scylla and Charybdis: JFK, the GOP, and Domestic Politics

Andrew L. Johns

in Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125725
eISBN:
9780813135427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

After the 1940 presidential election, Wendell Willkie advised his fellow Republicans. Willkie's attitude reflected the prevailing sentiment in the party and the country at the time. Politics, argued ... More


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