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The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party

Lewis L. Gould


This book provides an analysis of Republican history, drawing on research into the evolution of national political history. This text, which is a revised edition, extends this history. It includes a new chapter on the George W. Bush presidency, the election of 2008, and the response of the Grand Old Party to Barack Obama. The narrative covers such contemporary figures as Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and John McCain, as well as forgotten Republican leaders including James G. Blaine, Mark Hanna, Wendell Willkie, and Robert A. Taft. Contending that the historic Republican skepticism about the legi ... More

Keywords: Republican history, national political history, George W. Bush, election of 2008, Grand Old Party, Barack Obama, Republican skepticism, Democratic Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199936625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis L. Gould, author
Monmouth College, Visiting Distinguished Professor