The Presidency of Woodrow Wilson / Edition 1

The Presidency of Woodrow Wilson / Edition 1

by Kendrick A. Clements
     
 

The best of presidents seem to serve in the worst of times, and Woodrow Wilson is no exception. Like Lincoln, Wilson was charged with leading the United States through a war of unprecedented scale. And like Lincoln, he is considered one of the half-dozen best presidents the country has ever had.

From 1913-1921, Wilson grappled with momentous issues: domestic

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The best of presidents seem to serve in the worst of times, and Woodrow Wilson is no exception. Like Lincoln, Wilson was charged with leading the United States through a war of unprecedented scale. And like Lincoln, he is considered one of the half-dozen best presidents the country has ever had.

From 1913-1921, Wilson grappled with momentous issues: domestic reform, war, and peace. His administration did much to shape twentieth century America—from establishing the U.S. as the preeminent world power to reforming banking practices, from lowering trade barriers to establishing the federal income tax.

The Presidency of Woodrow Wilson is the best one-volume study available on this very productive presidency. Historian Kendrick Clements analyzes the reasons for Wilson's successes and failures in both domestic and foreign arenas, and investigates representative administrative departments to find out how the Wilson administration actually worked. Drawing upon the latest secondary literature and recently discovered medical records, Clements also reexamines the impact of Wilson's illness on his diplomatic and domestic leadership in the last year and a half of his presidency.

This book is part of the American Presidency Series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700605248
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
American Presidency Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
387,496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Theory and Practice, 1856-19121
2191215
3Major Domestic Issues, 1913-191631
4The Department of Agriculture53
5Industrial Democracy73
6Developing a Foreign Policy93
7Neutrality and War, 1914-1917115
8The War, 1917-1918143
9The Peacemaker163
10Peace189
11After the War205
Notes225
Bibliographical Essay269
Index291

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