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Public versus Private Power during the Truman Administration

A Study of Fair Deal Liberalism

by Phyllis Komarek de Luna (Author)
Others XII, 253 Pages
Series: Modern American History: , Volume 1

Summary

Public versus Private Power during the Truman Administration offers the first thorough historical analysis of one of the most contentious aspects of the Fair Deal - President Harry S. Truman's electric power policies. In 1948, Truman championed as part of his liberal program a major expansion of public power. De Luna shows how these plans were adulterated by a powerful combination of forces: the opposition of private power, discord among agencies and individuals in the executive branch, and a split in the Democratic Party. Forced to compromise on this important issue, the last Truman administration unwittingly helped usher in a more conservative period in American political life.

Details

Pages
XII, 253
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820431444
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. XII, 253 pp.

Biographical notes

Phyllis Komarek de Luna (Author)

The Author: Phyllis Komarek de Luna received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. She has taught American history there as well as at the University of Victoria, Portland Community College (Oregon), and Central Michigan University. Her articles have appeared in various professional journals.

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