Presidencies of Grover Cleveland

Presidencies of Grover Cleveland

by Richard E. Welch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700603557

ISBN-13: 9780700603558

Pub. Date: 03/28/1988

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Grover Cleveland, who served as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president of the United States, dominated the American political scene from 1884-1896. Viewed at one time as a monument of presidential courage, Cleveland has over the past generation been dismissed by historians as a "Bourbon democrat," the symbol of that wing of the Democratic party devoted…  See more details below

Overview

Grover Cleveland, who served as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president of the United States, dominated the American political scene from 1884-1896. Viewed at one time as a monument of presidential courage, Cleveland has over the past generation been dismissed by historians as a "Bourbon democrat," the symbol of that wing of the Democratic party devoted to preserving the status quo and protecting the interests of the propertied. In this revisionist study, Richard Welch takes a fresh look at the Cleveland administrations and discovers a man whose assertive temperament was frequently at odds with his inherited political faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700603558
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Series:
American Presidency Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Contradictions of Philosophy and Personality

3. "Cleveland Luck": The Road to the White House

4. The Cautious Reformer: Cleveland's First Administration

5. Labor, Silver, and Tariff Reform during Cleveland's First Administration

6. Defeat, Exile, and Victory (1888-92)

7. Panic, Depression, and the Crusade against Silver Monometallism

8. The Great Disappointment: Cleveland and the Tariff, 1894

9. Law and Order by Federal Authority: Cleveland and Business and Labor, 1893-96

10. Cleveland's Diplomacy 1: British and Pacific Relations

11. Cleveland's Diplomacy 2: Relations with Latin America

12. The Party Divides: Cleveland, Bryan, and the Election of 1896

13. The Political Leadership of Grover Cleveland

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

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