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Devine, Thomas W
Henry Wallace's 1948 presidential campaign and the future of postwar liberalism / Thomas W. Devine
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E748.W23 D48 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965
Subject(s) Political campaigns -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1948
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953
Physical Description xiv, 408 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-393) and index
Summary "In the presidential campaign of 1948, Henry Wallace set out to challenge the conventional wisdom of his time, blaming the United States, and not the Soviet Union, for the Cold War, denouncing the popular Marshall Plan, and calling for an end to segregation. In addition, he argued that domestic fascism--rather than international communism--posed the primary threat to the nation. He even welcomed Communists into his campaign, admiring their commitment to peace. Focusing on what Wallace himself later considered his campaign's most important aspect, the troubled relationship between non-Communist progressives like himself and members of the American Communist Party, Thomas W. Devine demonstrates that such an alliance was not only untenable but, from the perspective of the American Communists, undesirable, as well"-- Provided by publisher

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