The Resource A man for all seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the liberal paradox, William G. Robbins

A man for all seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the liberal paradox, William G. Robbins

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A man for all seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the liberal paradox
Title
A man for all seasons
Title remainder
Monroe Sweetland and the liberal paradox
Statement of responsibility
William G. Robbins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of prominent Oregon political leader Monroe Sweetland spans the spectrum of 20th-century America. Through seven decades, Sweetland experienced the economic collapse of the Great Depression, the unparalleled violence of a nation at war, the divisiveness of Cold War politics, and the cultural and political turmoil of the Vietnam War. Historian William G. Robbins illuminates the wrenching transformation of American political culture in A Man for All Seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox. Racial and economic inequalities motivated much of Sweetland's civic life, including his lifelong memberships in the American Civil Liberties Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League, the Japanese American Citizens League, and the Red Cross, where Sweetland worked repatriating American prisoners of war after Japan's surrender. Robbins' portrait is holistic, exploring Sweetland's socialist beginnings, inconsistencies in his politics--especially during the Cold War--and his regional legacy. He was the most important person in the resurgence of the modern, liberal Oregon Democratic Party from the late 1940s to the 1960s. He joined the National Education Association in 1964 and became the driving force behind the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and the fight for the age-18 vote, achieved in the ratification of the 26th amendment in 1971. Monroe Sweetland was a nationally prominent figure, whose fights bequeathed to modern America important legislation that shaped its political landscape"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robbins, William G.
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
F881.35.S94
LC item number
R63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sweetland, Monroe
  • Legislators
  • Civic leaders
  • Oregon
  • Democratic Party (Or.)
  • Liberalism
  • Oregon
  • National Education Association of the United States
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
A man for all seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the liberal paradox, William G. Robbins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Story of an American Liberal -- The Formative Years -- The Making of a Public Person -- Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth -- Commonwealth, Communists, and Collective Security -- "Babylonian Captivity" and War in the Pacific -- Oregon Politics and the Newspaper Business -- The Mainstreaming of a Liberal Politician -- The World of Legislative Politics -- Missing the Brass Ring -- Legislative Successes and "the fringes of this dirty game" -- Southeast Asia Calling -- A New Life with the NEA -- The Politics of Turmoil -- Epilogue: A Fruitful Life
Control code
ocn898088358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780870718113
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015011484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044847
System control number
(OCoLC)898088358
Label
A man for all seasons : Monroe Sweetland and the liberal paradox, William G. Robbins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Story of an American Liberal -- The Formative Years -- The Making of a Public Person -- Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth -- Commonwealth, Communists, and Collective Security -- "Babylonian Captivity" and War in the Pacific -- Oregon Politics and the Newspaper Business -- The Mainstreaming of a Liberal Politician -- The World of Legislative Politics -- Missing the Brass Ring -- Legislative Successes and "the fringes of this dirty game" -- Southeast Asia Calling -- A New Life with the NEA -- The Politics of Turmoil -- Epilogue: A Fruitful Life
Control code
ocn898088358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780870718113
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015011484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044847
System control number
(OCoLC)898088358

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