An excellent study, both scholarly and sophisticated, descriptive and analytic, of the failure of the Republican party to realize its potential role as creative opposition to the incumbent Democrats in the 1930s-with important implications for party leadership and the politics of change in the decades since. -- James MacGregor Burns Williams College
Plenty of accounts examine New Deal political ramifications; but surprisingly few lend insights into the operations of the Republican Party during the New Deal era. This argues that minority party behavior has a strong influence on political outcome, using the behaviors of the Republicans of the times to consider the voting implications of new programs and ideas. -- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Martin Halliwell is Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Leicester.Andy Mousley is Senior Lecturer in English at De Montfort University, Leicester.