Mr. Democrat

Mr. Democrat

Jim Farley, the New Deal, and the Making of Modern American Politics

Book - 2006
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Mr. Democrat tells the story of Jim Farley, Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaign manager. As party boss, Farley experienced unprecedented success in the New Deal years. And like his modern counterpart Karl Rove, Farley enjoyed unparalleled access and power. Unlike Rove, however, Farley was instrumental in the creation of an overwhelming new majority in American politics, as the emergence of the New Deal transformed the political landscape of its time.

Mr. Democrat is timely and indispensable not just because Farley was a fascinating and unduly neglected figure, but also because an understanding of his career advances our knowledge of how and why he revolutionized the Democratic Party and American politics in the age of the New Deal.

Daniel Scroop is Lecturer in American History, University of Liverpool School of History.
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780472069309
0472069306
9780472099306
0472099302
Branch Call Number: B FARLEY JAMES
Characteristics: x, 275 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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