The Resource Henry A. Wallace : his search for a new world order, Graham White and John Maze

Henry A. Wallace : his search for a new world order, Graham White and John Maze

Label
Henry A. Wallace : his search for a new world order
Title
Henry A. Wallace
Title remainder
his search for a new world order
Statement of responsibility
Graham White and John Maze
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965) remains one of the most puzzling figures of twentieth-century American politics. While serving as secretary of agriculture during the Great Depression, vice president from 1941 to 1945, and an advocate for accommodation with the Soviet Union as the Progressive Party's candidate for president in 1948, Wallace continued a spiritual odyssey that shaped his quest for world peace. In this interpretive biography, Graham White and John Maze explore Wallace's political career, his enigmatic personality, and the origins and development of his social, political, and religious thought, including his mystical beliefs. According to White and Maze, an eclectic spiritualism and its attendant social attitudes were central to Wallace's political goals and the course of his public life. In particular, the authors explore the central conflict between Wallace's empirical scientific thought, invaluable especially in his administration of the Department of Agriculture, and his fascination with mystical beliefs and theosophical doctrines concerning reincarnation and the perfectibility of human-kind through the workings of unseen spiritual forces. These contradictory world views influenced Wallace's political agenda as he worked for the elimination of inequity and greed through free trade, shared technological development, and international economic cooperation. Drawing extensively on Wallace's personal papers, his political diary, and his 5,000-page memoir, this study sheds new light not only on Wallace himself, but also on the Roosevelt administration in which he served and on the course of the cold war
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Graham J
Dewey number
  • 973.917/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.W23
LC item number
W48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
E748.W23W48
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1923-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maze, J. R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, Henry A.
  • Vice-Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Henry A. Wallace : his search for a new world order, Graham White and John Maze
Instantiates
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
Ch. 1. The Education of Henry Wallace -- Ch. 2. Spiritual Explorations: Seeking the Religious Keynote of the New Age -- Ch. 3. Material Abundance beyond Our Fondest Dreams: Wallace as Secretary of Agriculture, 1933-1936 -- Ch. 4. False Prophet: The Roerich Connection and the Expedition to Mongolia -- Ch. 5. Messiah for the Underprivileged: Wallace as FDR's Successor? -- Ch. 6. A Vision for the Postwar World: An International New Deal and the "Century of the Common Man" -- Ch. 7. Liberalism, Internationalism, and the New World Order -- Ch. 8. One Single Human Community: Cooperation with the Soviet Union as the Path to Peace -- Ch. 9. Wallace and the Progressive Party Crusade -- Ch. 10. What If the Whole World Be Against Me?
Control code
ocm30700369
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780807821893
Lccn
94027199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30700369
Label
Henry A. Wallace : his search for a new world order, Graham White and John Maze
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
Ch. 1. The Education of Henry Wallace -- Ch. 2. Spiritual Explorations: Seeking the Religious Keynote of the New Age -- Ch. 3. Material Abundance beyond Our Fondest Dreams: Wallace as Secretary of Agriculture, 1933-1936 -- Ch. 4. False Prophet: The Roerich Connection and the Expedition to Mongolia -- Ch. 5. Messiah for the Underprivileged: Wallace as FDR's Successor? -- Ch. 6. A Vision for the Postwar World: An International New Deal and the "Century of the Common Man" -- Ch. 7. Liberalism, Internationalism, and the New World Order -- Ch. 8. One Single Human Community: Cooperation with the Soviet Union as the Path to Peace -- Ch. 9. Wallace and the Progressive Party Crusade -- Ch. 10. What If the Whole World Be Against Me?
Control code
ocm30700369
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780807821893
Lccn
94027199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30700369

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