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Author Delgadillo, Charles, author.

Title Crusader for democracy : the political life of William Allen White / Charles Delgadillo.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  818.52 W586Bd 2018    ---  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  818.52 W586Bd 2018 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the man and his methods -- He wants no office! -- Hell-raiser -- A war of conquest -- Saving the world -- A hard-boiled world -- Main street culture warrior -- Reluctant New Dealer -- Freedom fighter.
Summary "Once upon a time, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" referred not to a Thomas Frank book but to an editorial from Emporia Gazette editor William Allen White. A lifelong Republican, White saw himself as defending the common man - "The Voice of Main Street"--Even against fellow Republicans, and built a reputation as a man with little interest in partisan games. But while he positioned himself as the voice of small-town, Midwestern common sense, he was also a savvy political operative with connections to state and national political figures from both parties. Herbert Hoover and Teddy Roosevelt visited White at his home in Emporia; FDR famously quipped that he could count on White's support "three and a half out of every four years." In the first scholarly work on White in nearly twenty years, Charles Delgadillo foregrounds the famed journalist's political relationships, revealing White as a critical, influential political figure - one who represented a brand of moderate conservatism that seems to have faded amid today's heated partisanship."--Provided by publisher.
Subject White, William Allen, 1868-1944 -- Political and social views.
Emporia gazette (Emporia, Kan. : 1899)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- Biography.
White, William Allen, 1868-1944. (OCoLC)fst00029318
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) (OCoLC)fst00544975
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953.
Middle class -- Middle West.
Emporia (Kan.) -- Biography.
Newspaper editors -- Kansas -- Biography.
Journalists. (OCoLC)fst00984188
Middle class. (OCoLC)fst01020437
Newspaper editors. (OCoLC)fst01037053
Political activists. (OCoLC)fst01069192
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Progressivism (United States politics) (OCoLC)fst01078751
Reformers. (OCoLC)fst01092647
Kansas. (OCoLC)fst01204323
Kansas -- Emporia. (OCoLC)fst01204306
Middle West. (OCoLC)fst01240052
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Political life of William Allen White
ISBN 9780700626380 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0700626387 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780700626397 electronic book

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