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Roosevelt's Purge How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party

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ISBN-10: 0674064305

ISBN-13: 9780674064300

Edition: 2010

Authors: Susan Dunn

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In his first term in office, Franklin Roosevelt helped pull the nation out of the Great Depression with his landmark programs. In November 1936, every state except Maine and Vermont voted enthusiastically for his reelection. But then the political winds shifted. Not only did the Supreme Court block some of his transformational experiments, but he also faced serious opposition within his own party. Conservative Democrats such as Senators Walter George of Georgia and Millard Tydings of Maryland allied themselves with Republicans to vote down New Deal bills.Susan Dunn tells the dramatic story of FDR’s unprecedented battle to drive his foes out of his party by intervening in Democratic…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Susan Dunn is a professor of French literature and the history of ideas at Williams College. She is the author most recently of The Death of Louis XIV: Regicide & the French political Imagination. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.