Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics

Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics

by Lewis L. Gould
     
 

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A leading political historian explains the enduring significance of the dynamic 1912 election featuring four candidates—three with previous White House experience and one a future prison inmate—as they dealt with pressing issues such as free trade, the political role of women, and a socialist movement at its apex.See more details below

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A leading political historian explains the enduring significance of the dynamic 1912 election featuring four candidates—three with previous White House experience and one a future prison inmate—as they dealt with pressing issues such as free trade, the political role of women, and a socialist movement at its apex.

Editorial Reviews

Political Science Quarterly
Gould's writing is exhilarating. . . . He also reminds readers of the long-term impact of the race. Here, indeed, is the birth of modern American politics, the origins of a liberal-conservative divide, grounded in policy and rhetoric, embodied, respectively, in the Republican and Democratic Parties. It is no wonder that Gould's account should seem so fresh.
Journal of American History
This book should remain the standard account of this contest for the foreseeable future.
Choice
Unquestionably the definitive work on the seminal election of 1912. Essential. All levels/libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700618569
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Series:
American Presidential Elections
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
459,968
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

John Morton Blum

The best informed and most trenchant study of this election yet published. Fluent, lucid, authoritative, it resounds with the politics of the Progressive era. (John Morton Blum, author of The Republican Roosevelt)

John Milton Cooper Jr.

At long last, the 1912 election has the history it deserves. A splendid book. (John Milton Cooper, Jr., author of The Warrior and the Priest: Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson)

John Milton Cooper
At long last, the 1912 election has the history it deserves. A splendid book. (John Milton Cooper, Jr., author of The Warrior and the Priest: Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson)
Michael Kazin

This shrewdly argued and beautifully crafted volume illuminates the enduring significance of the 1912 race. The best book ever written about one of the more intelligent campaigns in U.S. history. (Michael Kazin, author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan)

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