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Henry Wallace's 1948 presidential campaign and the future of postwar liberalism

Author: Thomas W Devine
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the presidential campaign of 1948, Henry Wallace set out to challenge the conventional wisdom of his time, blaming the United States, and not the Soviet Union, for the Cold War, denouncing the popular Marshall Plan, and calling for an end to segregation. In addition, he argued that domestic fascism--rather than international communism--posed the primary threat to the nation. He even welcomed Communists into his  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry A Wallace; Henry A Wallace; Henry Agard Wallace
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Devine
ISBN: 9781469602035 1469602032 9781469622088 1469622084
OCLC Number: 826859568
Description: xiv, 408 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A Frenchman Named Duclos: The Communists and the Origins of the Progressive Party --
I Shall Run as an Independent Candidate for President: Launching Gideon's Army --
One Robin Doesn't Bring No Spring: Early Victories and Mounting Attacks --
Wall Street Is in the Saddle: Henry Wallace's Critique of Containment --
Like a Silken Thread Running Through the Whole Thing: Lead-Up to the National Convention and the Crafting of a Third Party Platform --
The Whole Place Has Gone Wallace Wacky: The Founding Convention of the Progressive Party --
Rolling Downhill: Post-Convention Fallout and Dropouts --
Too Damned Long in the Woods to Be Fooled by Weasels: Youth, Labor, Spies, and the Post-Convention Campaign --
Thirty Years Too Soon: Gideon's Army Invades Dixie --
Truman Defeats Wallace: Denouement --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Thomas W. Devine.
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"In the presidential campaign of 1948, Henry Wallace set out to challenge the conventional wisdom of his time, blaming the United States, and not the Soviet Union, for the Cold War, denouncing the popular Marshall Plan, and calling for an end to segregation. In addition, he argued that domestic fascism--rather than international communism--posed the primary threat to the nation. He even welcomed Communists into his campaign, admiring their commitment to peace. Focusing on what Wallace himself later considered his campaign's most important aspect, the troubled relationship between non-Communist progressives like himself and members of the American Communist Party, Thomas W. Devine demonstrates that such an alliance was not only untenable but, from the perspective of the American Communists, undesirable, as well"--

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