The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

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Index
Acheson, Arthur, 90
Adams, John, 181
Adams, Sherman, 120, 122, 142, 143; as Eisenhower’s chief of staff, 154–88 passim
African Americans, 15, 17, 179, 180; and the Dewey campaign, 24, 28; and the Republican Party, 28, 37, 41, 43; and the Taft campaign, 28, 41, 74, 89–90, 95, 107–8. See also Civil rights policy; Fair Employment Practices Committee
Agricultural policy, 44, 159, 194
Aiken, George, 98
Alsop, Joseph, 106–7, 111–12, 123–24, 128, 134–35, 137, 138, 140, 155, 160, 163
Alsop, Stewart, 78, 99, 106–7, 111-12, 123–24, 138, 140, 155, 160, 163
Amerasia, 39
America First Committee, 19
American Bar Association, 177
American Enterprise Association, 92
American Federation of Labor (AFL), 51, 70, 101, 160, 167, 169
analysis, 219 (n. 19)
Anderson, Alton, 58
anti–Communism, 11, 12, 84, 131, 173–75, 183, 184, 187–88, 198; Taft faction’s use of, 39, 41–43; and Joseph McCarthy, 92–94, 99 100, 111, 115, 134–35, 163–64, 180–82, 188
Army-McCarthy hearings, 180–81
As We Go Marching (Flynn), 82
Atlantic, 24, 30
Bailey, Josiah, 18
Baker, Joseph, 29
Ball, Joseph, 48
Bank of New York, 30
Barron’s, 132, 219 (n. 19)
Beck, Axel, 86
Bender, George, 47, 155
Bennett, James Gordon, Sr., 63
Bennett, John Gordon, 63, 82–83, 84
Benson, Ezra Taft, 166
Bermingham, Edward, 171
Bilbo, Theodore, 45, 48
Bliss, Ray, 201, 211 (n. 31)
Boorstin, Daniel, 203
Bozell, L. Brent, 181, 196, 198
Bricker, John, 22, 145, 177–78, 201, 210 (n. 13)
Bricker Amendment, 177–78, 202
Briggs, W. C., 64, 124–25
Brown, Clarence, 36, 37, 82, 197, 198; as head of RNC campaign division, 38, 42; as Taft campaign operative, 60–61, 118, 145–47
Brown, Katharine Kennedy, 197
Brown, Robert, 166
Brownell, Herbert, 21–22, 50, 163, 201, 215 (n. 4); as RNC chairman, 16, 22–23, 25–27, 29–34, 35–37, 39–42; and election of 1948, 57–58, 61–66, 68, 71, 72, 74, 111; and election of 1952, 113, 116, 120, 122–24, 140–47, 150–51, 155, 157; delegate strategy of in the South, 123–29, 140–47, 165, 171, 176; as attorney general, 166, 179–80, 181
Brown v. Board of Education, 179–80, 193
Buckley, William F, 6, 10, 181, 191, 193–94, 198, 204
Burger, Warren, 115
Bush, Prescott, 167
Butler, Hugh, 157
Byrd, Harry, 18
Capehart, Homer, 53, 81, 110
Carlson, Frank, 114, 149, 168
Castrell.J. R., 62
Chairman’s Letter, 29–31, 33, 39–41, 43
Chambers, Whittaker, 93
Chicago Tribune, 20, 28, 75
Childs, Marquis, 110, 122, 123, 138
Chodorov, Frank, 87, 165, 193
Choice, Notan Echo,A (Schlafly), 198, 204
Chotiner, Murray, 188
Christian Science Monitor, 99, 112, 139, 172
Cincinnati Enquirer, 102
CIO News, 102
Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon (CFE): and election of 1952, 161–62, 174, 175, 176; and election of 1954, 185–88; and election of 1956, 194

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms ix
  • Introduction 1
  • One - Thirst for Power and Self-Perpetuation, 1944–1946 15
  • Two - Communism vs. Republicanism, 1946–1948 35
  • Three - Opportunity Wasted, 1948 56
  • Four - A Nation of Morons, 1949–1950 75
  • Five - The Great Republican Mystery, 1951–1952 109
  • Six - If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952 130
  • Seven - Prelude to a Purge, 1952–1953 153
  • Eight - Moderating Republicanism, 1953–1964 173
  • Conclusion 201
  • Notes 207
  • Bibliography 239
  • Index 247
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