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The Resource The nemesis of reform : the Republican Party during the New Deal, Clyde P. Weed

The nemesis of reform : the Republican Party during the New Deal, Clyde P. Weed

Label
The nemesis of reform : the Republican Party during the New Deal
Title
The nemesis of reform
Title remainder
the Republican Party during the New Deal
Statement of responsibility
Clyde P. Weed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Nemesis of Reform, Clyde P. Weed takes a fresh look at the social and political upheavals of the 1930s as viewed from the perspective of the minority party during the New Deal. Contrary to dominant theories of party politics, Weed argues that the behavior of the minority party is an essential component of the broader process of partisan reform. He points out that the behavior of the Republican party during the New Deal era contradicts the dominant view that political parties act rationally to maximize vote-gathering capability. Drawing from primary source material on the internal affairs of the Republican party in the 1930s, Weed systematically demonstrates that the Republican party actually steered away from the center - indeed, away from majority opinion - during this crucial period. He sheds new light on the Roosevelt landslide of 1936, explaining the Republican nomination of Landon and why the GOP so badly miscalculated its prospects in that election. Weed goes on to elucidate the Republican reaction to New Deal politics, and to their new minority status. By demonstrating how Republican miscalculations in the 1930s played into the hands of the emerging Democratic majority, Weed points to the continuing importance of party elites in the dynamics of political change. In so doing, he offers a viable new model for studying the shifting of political currents throughout history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weed, Clyde P
Dewey number
324.2734/09/043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2356
LC item number
.W44 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Presidents
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The nemesis of reform : the Republican Party during the New Deal, Clyde P. Weed
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a6g8-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-274) 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
  • pt. 1. The Republican Era. 1. The Anatomy of the Republican Party in the 1920s: The Restoration of "Sound Republicanism" 2. The Fragmentation of the Republican Coalition -- pt. 2. Descent to Minority Status. 3. Efforts at Republican Party Restoration and the 1934 Congressional Campaign: The Counterrevolution That Was Not. 4. 1935: The Breakup of the All-Class Coalition of the Early New Deal. 5. The Breakdown of Republican Electoral Evaluations, 1935-1936: The Polarization of Party Appeals. 6. The Politics of Expediency v. "Saving the Constitution": The Presidential Campaign of 1936 -- pt. 3. The Republican Congressional Party Confronts The New Deal. 7. "The Old Signs and Portents Have Disappeared": The Republican Party in the "First One Hundred Days" 8. "Defending the American Way of Life": The Republican Party in the Seventy-Fourth Congress. 9. Republican Politics of Restraint and the Genesis of the Congressional Conservative Coalition: 1937-1938
  • 10. Conclusion: Minority Party Dynamics During Political Realignment -- Appendix A Republican Congressional Delegations, 1933-1938 -- Appendix B Background of Republican Congressional Delegations, 1933-1938 -- Appendix C Geographical Mobility of Republican Members of Congress
Control code
ocm29912165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780231084864
Lccn
94006094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231084864
  • (OCoLC)29912165
Label
The nemesis of reform : the Republican Party during the New Deal, Clyde P. Weed
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a6g8-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-274) 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
  • pt. 1. The Republican Era. 1. The Anatomy of the Republican Party in the 1920s: The Restoration of "Sound Republicanism" 2. The Fragmentation of the Republican Coalition -- pt. 2. Descent to Minority Status. 3. Efforts at Republican Party Restoration and the 1934 Congressional Campaign: The Counterrevolution That Was Not. 4. 1935: The Breakup of the All-Class Coalition of the Early New Deal. 5. The Breakdown of Republican Electoral Evaluations, 1935-1936: The Polarization of Party Appeals. 6. The Politics of Expediency v. "Saving the Constitution": The Presidential Campaign of 1936 -- pt. 3. The Republican Congressional Party Confronts The New Deal. 7. "The Old Signs and Portents Have Disappeared": The Republican Party in the "First One Hundred Days" 8. "Defending the American Way of Life": The Republican Party in the Seventy-Fourth Congress. 9. Republican Politics of Restraint and the Genesis of the Congressional Conservative Coalition: 1937-1938
  • 10. Conclusion: Minority Party Dynamics During Political Realignment -- Appendix A Republican Congressional Delegations, 1933-1938 -- Appendix B Background of Republican Congressional Delegations, 1933-1938 -- Appendix C Geographical Mobility of Republican Members of Congress
Control code
ocm29912165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780231084864
Lccn
94006094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231084864
  • (OCoLC)29912165

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