The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States (Hardback)Elliot A. Rosen (author)
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In his new book, Elliot Rosen holds that economic thought regarding appropriate functions of the federal government has not changed since the Great Depression. The political debate is still being waged between advocates for direct intervention at the federal level and those for the Hoover ethic with its stress on individual responsibility. The question remains whether preservation of an unfettered marketplace and our liberties remain inseparable or whether enlarged governmental functions are required in an increasingly complex national and global environment. By offering a well-researched account of the antistatist and nationalist origins not only of the debate over legitimate federal functions but also of the modern Republican Party, this book affords insight into such contemporary political movements as the Tea Party.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
The amount of primary research underlying this study is dazzling. Elliot Rosen has admirably clarified the major policy differences between Republican leaders in this period. He illuminates the New Deal in a new way and provides valuable insight into modern Republican domestic and foreign policy positions as well.--Kendrick A. Clements, University of South Carolina, author of The Life of Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionary, 1918-1928
The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt is an extremely well-written, well-researched, and important book. It gives to the history of the Republican Party during the Roosevelt administration a clarity it has not previously had in the literature.--Eric Rauchway, University of California, Davis, author of The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction
This concise volume tells the fascinating story of internal conflict in the Republican Party.... The great strength of this book is in its detailed discussion of the interrelationships among the various rivals for domination of Republican Party policy and its presidential tickets. Elliot Rosen offers a richness of detail in analyzing these interrelationships.--The Historian
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