Grand Old Party A History of the Republicans

ISBN-10: 0375507418

ISBN-13: 9780375507410

Edition: 2003

Authors: Lewis L. Gould

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From Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War through the disputed election of George W. Bush and beyond, the Republican Party has been at the dramatic center of American politics for 150 years. In this exciting new book, the Þrst comprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery coalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Gould brings to life the major Þgures of Republican history--Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Rea-gan, and George W. Bush--and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about Republicans, from “the Plumed Knight,” James G. Blaine, in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Gould also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republicans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Written with balance and keen insight, Grand Old Party is required reading for anyone interested in American politics. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike will Þnd their understanding of national politics deepened and enriched. Based on Gould’s research in the papers of leading Republi-cans and his wide reading in the party’s history, Grand Old Party is a book that will outlast the noisy tumult of today’s partisan debates and endure as a deÞnitive treatment of how the Republicans have shaped the way Americans live together in a democracy. For the next presidential election and for other electoral contests to come, this book (a perfect companion to Party of the People by Jules Witcover, a history of the Democratic Party published simultaneously by Random House) will be an invaluable guide to the unfolding saga of American politics.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/4/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Party of Lincoln, 1854-1865
Republicans and Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Republicans in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893
McKinley to Roosevelt, 1893-1904
The Taft-Roosevelt Split, 1905-1912
Republicans During the Wilson Years, 1913-1921
The Age of Republican Dominance, 1921-1933
The Republicans in the Age of the New Deal, 1933-1945
From "Had Enough?" to Modern Republicanism, 1945-1961
From Goldwater to Watergate, 1961-1974
Republicans in the Reagan Era, 1974-1988
Bush to Gingrich to Bush, 1988-2000
Conclusion: The Historical Legacy of the Republican Party
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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