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A legacy of leadership : governors and American history /
edited by Clayton McClure Brooks.
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Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2008.
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viii, 288 p.
ISBN
0812240944 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780812240948 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2008.
isbn
0812240944 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780812240948 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6477471
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Structured chronologically, this book 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 led governors to rethink and expand their positions of leadership.
Main 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.
Main 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 Leadershipplaces 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 Leadershipis an eloquent demonstration of how, to a great extent, we live in a country that governors created.
Main Description
InA 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 Leadershipplaces 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 Leadershipis an eloquent demonstration of how, to a great extent, we live in a country that governors created.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: Governing the Twentieth Century: Building a History of the Modern Governorshipp. 1
Governing the 1910sp. 9
Challenges of a New Century: Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Erap. 12
Governing the 1920s and 1930sp. 35
Huey Long and the Great Depression: Rise of a Populist Demagoguep. 41
Governing the 1940sp. 59
The Gangbuster as Governor: Thomas E. Dewey and the Republican New Dealp. 63
Governing the 1950sp. 81
Connecting the United States: Governors and the Building of the Interstate Systemp. 85
Governing the 1960sp. 111
Governors in the Civil Rights Era: The Wallace Factorp. 115
Governing the 1970sp. 133
Preparing for the Presidency: The Political Education of Ronald Reaganp. 137
Governing the 1980sp. 157
Devolution in American Federalism in the Twentieth Centuryp. 161
Governing the 1990sp. 179
The Case of Ann Richards: Women in the Gubernatorial Officep. 183
Conclusion: The Evolution of the Gubernatorial Office: United States Governors over the Twentieth Centuryp. 202
Afterword: Governing the Twenty-First Centuryp. 219
Timeline of Governors and States in the Twentieth Centuryp. 223
Notesp. 247
Further Resourcesp. 273
List of Contributorsp. 275
Indexp. 279
Acknowledgmentsp. 289
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