Fdr And The Modern Presidency / Edition 1

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In this volume Rozell and Peterson bring together a collection of new essays exploring the unparalleled impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the modern presidency. Of all the modern presidents, FDR looms largest. Indeed, most scholars date the origins of the modern presidency to FDR, and many assert that no one since has achieved his level of greatness in office.

The essays are organized into two broad sections: The first examines FDR's impact on the creation and development of the administrative presidency and the legacy of the New Deal; the second looks at FDR's legacy to presidential leadership and the exercise of presidential powers. An important volume for scholars and other researchers of the FDR era and the modern American presidency.

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Contains essays on Roosevelt's model of leadership and its impact on administrations that came after. Subjects include personnel management in the Federal Civil Service, FDR on the causes and cures of the Great Depression, origins of his party leadership, his veto record, and Eleanor Roosevelt's expansion of the role of the First Lady. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275958732
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Lexile: 1560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK J. ROZELL is Associate Professor of Political Science at American University.

WILLIAM D. PEDERSON is Professor of History at Louisiana State University.

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Table of Contents

1 FDR's Leadership and Legacy 1
2 Uprooting the Presidential Branch? The Lessons of FDR 13
3 Administering Democracy: Personnel Management in the Federal Civil Service, 1933-1953 37
4 When Henry Met Franklin 63
5 The Utility of Newness: State Managers and the Creation of Civil Works 83
6 "Plenty at Our Doorstep": FDR on the Causes and Cures of the Great Depression 103
7 FDR's Party Leadership: Origins and Legacy 119
8 FDR and the Prerogative Presidency 133
9 The Prudential FDR 147
10 The Veto Record of FDR 167
11 FDR and the "Use Theory": Robert Worth Bingham at the Court of St. James's, 1933-1937 185
12 Defining Eleanor, Defining Power: World War II, Racism, and a Preoccupied White House 209
Index 229
About the Editors and Contributors 241
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