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Liberalism and Its Challengers

From F.D.R. to Bush

Second Edition

Alonzo Hamby

Publication Date - March 1992

ISBN: 9780195070309

448 pages
5-5/16 x 8 inches

Retail Price to Students: $109.99


Now brought up to date to cover the Reagan and Bush administrations, the second edition of this classic text plots the rise, fall and continuing evolution of the liberal tradition in America since the Depression. Focusing on ten key individuals, from Franklin Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Ronald Reagan, "The Roosevelt of the Right," Hamby employs lively biographical essays to illuminate the ideological bases of American liberalism and conservatism. An essential tool towards understanding for students of American history and politics.

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 1985

Table of Contents

    1. The Founding Father: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    2. The Commoner: Harry S. Truman
    3. The Crisis and Regeneration of Republican Conservatism: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robert A. Taft, and Joseph R. McCarthy
    4. The Politics of Prophecy: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    5. From the Old Politics to the New: John and Robert Kennedy
    6. The Politics of Excess: Lyndon B. Johnson
    7. The Flawed Challenger: Richard M. Nixon
    8. The Roosevelt of the Right: Ronald Reagan
    Epilogue: The Exhaustion of Liberalism, the Limits of Conservatism, and the Enduring Deadlock of Democracy
    Selected Bibliography

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