Legacy of Leadership Governors and American History

ISBN-10: 0812240944
ISBN-13: 9780812240948
Edition: 2008
List price: $49.95
eBook available
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: In A Legacy of Leadership, top scholars and journalists create a new framework for understanding the contributions governors have made to defining democracy and shaping American history. Structured chronologically, A Legacy of Leadership places  More...

eBooks Starting from $49.95
Buy
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of World Philosophies Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Music Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 6/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

In A Legacy of Leadership, top scholars and journalists create a new framework for understanding the contributions governors have made to defining democracy and shaping American history. Structured chronologically, A Legacy of Leadership places governors in contrast and comparison with one another as well as within the context of their times to show how a century of dramatic developments--war and peace, depression and prosperity--led governors to rethink and expand their positions of leadership. The nine chapters of compelling new scholarship presented here connect the experiences of dynamic individual governors and the evolution of the gubernatorial office to the broader challenges the United States has faced throughout the turbulent twentieth century. Taken together, they demonstrate how interstate cooperation became essential as governors increasingly embraced national and international perspectives to promote their own states' competitiveness. Published for the centennial of the National Governors Association, A Legacy of Leadership is an eloquent demonstration of how, to a great extent, we live in a country that governors created.

Foreword
Introduction: Governing the Twentieth Century: Building a History of the Modern Governorship
Governing the 1910s
Challenges of a New Century: Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era
Governing the 1920s and 1930s
Huey Long and the Great Depression: Rise of a Populist Demagogue
Governing the 1940s
The Gangbuster as Governor: Thomas E. Dewey and the Republican New Deal
Governing the 1950s
Connecting the United States: Governors and the Building of the Interstate System
Governing the 1960s
Governors in the Civil Rights Era: The Wallace Factor
Governing the 1970s
Preparing for the Presidency: The Political Education of Ronald Reagan
Governing the 1980s
Devolution in American Federalism in the Twentieth Century
Governing the 1990s
The Case of Ann Richards: Women in the Gubernatorial Office
Conclusion: The Evolution of the Gubernatorial Office: United States Governors over the Twentieth Century
Afterword: Governing the Twenty-First Century
Timeline of Governors and States in the Twentieth Century
Notes
Further Resources
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×