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The Resource Truman's triumphs : the 1948 election and the making of postwar America, Andrew E. Busch

Truman's triumphs : the 1948 election and the making of postwar America, Andrew E. Busch

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Truman's triumphs : the 1948 election and the making of postwar America
Title
Truman's triumphs
Title remainder
the 1948 election and the making of postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Busch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Chicago Tribune headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" remains infamously wrong about the outcome of the 1948 presidential election. But, as the author reveals, there is much more to this story than the well-worn image of a victorious and beaming President Harry Truman parading the newspaper's erroneously headlined front page for all to see. Primarily a contest between Truman and challenger Thomas Dewey, the 1948 presidential race offered something for everyone, including two third-party candidates (Strom Thurmond and Henry Wallace), triumphant grit, tragic hubris, dangerous naivete, accidents of fate, accusations of betrayal, foreign crises, the birth of Israel in the Middle East, a dramatic special session of Congress, internecine battles among unions and liberals, spies, extremists galore (including Ku Klux Klansmen and Communists), the first televised convention, wayward polls, and, of course, a final result that surprised many. This fresh account goes beyond previous work by examining more closely the nomination season, key congressional elections, and the state of public opinion. He also digs into splits in both parties, the Democrats seeing Southern segregationists and the far left run their own candidates and the Republicans facing a division between philosophical wings representing the 80th Congress and the presidential ticket, and tells why the Republican schism proved more damaging. He concludes that the election was especially significant as an affirmation of the New Deal, of anti-Communist containment, and of gradual progress in civil rights, all of which established the political baseline for postwar America
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Busch, Andrew.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidential elections
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Political campaigns
  • Election forecasting
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Truman, Harry S
Label
Truman's triumphs : the 1948 election and the making of postwar America, Andrew E. Busch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1, 1948 -- The Contenders -- Divided Democrats, Divided Republicans -- The Conventions Name Their Candidates -- Truman Defeats Dewey -- A Democratic Sweep -- Interpretations and Legacies -- Appendix A: 1948 Republican Primary Results -- Appendix B: Harry S. Truman Nomination Acceptance Speech, July 15, 1948 -- Appendix C: 1948 Presidential General Election Results -- Appendix D: Harry S. Truman Inaugural Address, January 20, 1949
Control code
ocn788282531
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 280 p.
Isbn
9780700618675
Lccn
2012020593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Truman's triumphs : the 1948 election and the making of postwar America, Andrew E. Busch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1, 1948 -- The Contenders -- Divided Democrats, Divided Republicans -- The Conventions Name Their Candidates -- Truman Defeats Dewey -- A Democratic Sweep -- Interpretations and Legacies -- Appendix A: 1948 Republican Primary Results -- Appendix B: Harry S. Truman Nomination Acceptance Speech, July 15, 1948 -- Appendix C: 1948 Presidential General Election Results -- Appendix D: Harry S. Truman Inaugural Address, January 20, 1949
Control code
ocn788282531
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 280 p.
Isbn
9780700618675
Lccn
2012020593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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