HARVARD HISTORICAL MONOGRAPHS
Cover: Congressional Insurgents and the Party System, 1909–1916 in HARDCOVER

Harvard Historical Monographs 60

Congressional Insurgents and the Party System, 1909–1916

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$27.50 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674162501

Publication Date: 01/01/1967

Short

James Holt offers a new answer to the question “What happened to progressivism in the Republican party?” The battles over the Payne-Aldrich tariff, the powers of Speaker Cannon, military preparedness, the elections of 1912 and 1916, and Wilson’s New Freedom are used to exemplify the attempts of insurgent Republican Senators to reconcile progressive ideals with party commitment. But these men, Robert La Follette, Albert Cummins, George Norris, and William Borah among them, found that on the national level their efforts aided only the Democrats and that a third party was precluded by their own partisanship and their dependence on Republican constituencies.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, by T. H. Breen, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with T. H. Breen, author of The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

In most histories of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers are foregrounded. In The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, T. H. Breen recovers the forgotten history of our nation’s true founders—ordinary Americans. We spoke with him about what he discovered while writing the book, and what relevance it might have to today’s politics