FDR's Republicans : Domestic Political Realignment and American Foreign Policy
FDR's Republicans: Domestic Political Realignment and American Foreign Policy illuminates the debate over foreign policy that took place in the United States prior to World War II. Robert E. Jenner approaches this issue from the perspective of Republican members of the House and Senate, who eventually came to support the interventionist position of a Democratic president. Unlike other diplomatic histories of this period, Jenner focuses on domestic components of the foreign policy debate, combining historical analysis and political theory.
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
- 16 Jun 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
1 Contents 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Farmers, Foreign Policy, and Party Politics Prior to 1930 Chapter 5 2. The Progressive Tide and Foreign Policy, 1930-1936 Chapter 6 3. Decline of the West and Resurgence in the East, 1936-1938 Chapter 7 4. Receding Progressivism and Foreign Policy, 1939 Chapter 8 5. The Rapid Decline of Agrarian Progressive Foreign Policy, 1939-1940 Chapter 9 6. Grassroots Politics and the Repeal of Neutrality, 1941 Chapter 10 Conclusion 11 Chronology of Events 12 Appendix A: Voting Tables 13 Appendix B: Biographical Sketches 14 Bibliography 15 Index 16 About the Author
By analyzing the milieu of factors influencing the Republican Party during its years as a political outcast, the New Deal era, Robert Jenner has charted a fresh path on a road well traveled. This excellent study reminds us of both the primacy of domestic politics in the formation of foreign affairs and the need for bipartisanship and pragmatism in the defense of freedom. The moral of Jenner's story resonates today. -- J. Brooks Flippen, author of Nixon and the Environmentand Conservative Conservationist
About Robert E. Jenner
Robert E. Jenner earned a PhD in diplomatic history at the University of Maryland at College Park. His professional endeavors have included college teaching, research, documentary filmmaking, and television production. He currently works as a professional guest speaker with over 50 appearances in the past year. He has written on the subjects of decolonization in Zimbabwe and the foreign policy of Grover Cleveland.