A Political Dynasty in North Idaho, 1933-1967: Compton White, Sr. & Compton White, Jr.

A Political Dynasty in North Idaho, 1933-1967: Compton White, Sr. & Compton White, Jr.

by Randall Doyle


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This is the story of the White family, who moved to Idaho at the time of statehood and served northern Idaho from the dark days of the Great Depression to the tense years of the Vietnam War in the United States Congress. The book includes a foreword by Howard Zinn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761828426
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 09/20/2004
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Randall Doyle is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Grand Valley State University. Professor Doyle holds a doctorate in U.S. History from the University of Idaho.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword by Howard Zinn Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Consensus and Rebellion in Idaho: The White Family Moves to Clark Fork in 1890 Chapter 5 Congressman Compton White, Sr., (1933-1947, 1949-1951): Dams, Silver, and FDR's New Deal Chapter 6 Out of the Shadow: The Rise of Compton White, Jr. in Idaho Politics Chapter 7 Ambition, Opportunity, and the New Frontier Chapter 8 Mr. White Goes to Washington Chapter 9 JFK and Camelot; Dallas and Uncertainty Chapter 10 The New Deal Revisited; Compton White, Jr. Embraces "The Great Society" Chapter 11 1966 Election: Redistricting, Rebellion, and Republicans Chapter 12 The Resurrection of Idaho Democrats; White Fades Away Chapter 13 Epilogue: Clark Fork, Boise, and 'Cece' Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 About the Author

What People are Saying About This

Martin L. Peterson

Randall Doyle contributes to the field of Idaho political history. Too little research and writing has been done on this field, and this work helps fill a small void. This book could be a very good reference for classroom use. Idaho history and political science instructors will be doing their students considerable good by widening their horizons and the history of Idaho politics.

Keith Petersen

Doyle has done a nice job of writing here, and I enjoyed learning more about a person (Compton White, Jr.) I had only brushed up against in the past. I think Doyle has brought life to this character. Doyle is obviously a talented writer.

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