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The presidencies of Grover Cleveland

Author: Richard E Welch
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1988.
Series: American presidency series.
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"Grover Cleveland, who served as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president of the United States, dominated the American political scene from 1884 to 1896. Viewed at one time as a monument of presidential courage, Cleveland has over the past generation been dismissed by historians as a "Bourbon Democrat," the symbol of that wing of the Democratic party devoted to preserving the status quo and protecting  Read more...
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Welch, Richard E.
Presidencies of Grover Cleveland.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1988
(OCoLC)569003437
Online version:
Welch, Richard E.
Presidencies of Grover Cleveland.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1988
(OCoLC)606282618
Named Person: Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Welch
ISBN: 0700603557 9780700603558
OCLC Number: 17551621
Description: xi, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The contradictions of philosophy and personality --
"Cleveland luck": the road to the White House --
The cautious reformer: Cleveland's first administration --
Labor, silver, and tariff reform during Cleveland's first administration --
Defeat, exile, and victory (1988-92) --
Panic, depression, and the crusade against silver monometallism --
The great disappointment: Cleveland and the tariff, 1894 --
Law and order by federal authority: Cleveland and business and labor, 1893-96 --
Cleveland's diplomacy 1: British and Pacific relations --
Cleveland's diplomacy 2: relations with Latin America --
The party divides: Cleveland, Bryan, and the election of 1896 --
The political leadership of Grover Cleveland.
Series Title: American presidency series.
Responsibility: Richard E. Welch, Jr.

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"Grover Cleveland, who served as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president of the United States, dominated the American political scene from 1884 to 1896. Viewed at one time as a monument of presidential courage, Cleveland has over the past generation been dismissed by historians as a "Bourbon Democrat," the symbol of that wing of the Democratic party devoted to preserving the status quo and protecting the interests of the propertied. In this revisionist study, Richard Welch takes a fresh look at the Cleveland administrations and discovers a man whose assertive temperament was frequently at odds with his inherited political faith."--Publisher.

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-This richly detailed narrative . . . reveals not a blind servant of the interests but a president sincerely trying to strike a middle course of limited reforms.---Robert Kelley, author of The Read more...

 
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