Legacy of Leadership Governors and American History
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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 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.
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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.
List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 6/18/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|List of Contributors|