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Truman defeats Dewey

Author: Gary Donaldson
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unlike earlier studies of the 1948 election, Truman Defeats Dewey examines the tactics of the Republican Party. Donaldson argues that Dewey did nearly as much to lose the election as Truman did to win it. Dewey entered the campaign so overconfident that he refused to confront Truman on the issues. The Republicans, certain of a mandate from the public after the midterm elections of 1946, prepared to disassemble the
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donaldson, Gary.
Truman defeats Dewey.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999
(OCoLC)607107138
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Thomas E Dewey; Harry S Truman; Thomas E Dewey; Thomas E Dewey; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Thomas E Dewey
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Donaldson
ISBN: 0813120756 9780813120751
OCLC Number: 39108780
Description: 270 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: "Had enough?" the elections of 1946 --
Clark Clifford and democratic party campaign strategy --
The eightieth congress and the question of mandate --
Henry Wallace and the split of the democratic left --
Truman versus organized labor: the origins of conflict --
The ADA and the splintering of postwar liberalism --
The loosening of old chains --
The end of southern dominance in the democratic party --
The Eisenhower phenomenon --
The democrats and the Eisenhower diversion --
The do-nothing eightieth congress's second session --
The republicans nominate Dewey --
The democrats nominate Truman --
The campaigns --
The democratic party factions and the election --
Postelection analysis.
Responsibility: Gary A. Donaldson.

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