ERIC Number: EJ997159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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New Deal Leftists, Henry Wallace and "Gideon's Army," and the Progressive Party in Montana, 1937-1952
Lovin, Hugh T.
Great Plains Quarterly, v32 n4 p273-286 Fall 2012
Many forces occupied America's sociopolitical terrain to the left of New Dealers who dominated U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's administration of the 1930s. Some fastened themselves temporarily to the New Dealers' coattails. Ideologically motivated, others touted their special panaceas for ending the Great Depression that had begun in 1929, and certain of the mainstream Democratic Party's expatriates added to this cacophony by pursuing their own agendas. Comprised principally of the Democratic Party's out-of-power people, another group wanted to restore Roosevelt's reforming to its 1933-34 height, change the federal government's thrust to the leftward in certain particulars, and impose New Deal-style reform programs in states where the Democratic Party's conservative wing had gained the upper hand. Subscribing to the last proposals, self-defined New Deal Leftists in Montana, a group whose members often labeled themselves as "progressives," in part because they traced their political identities to the Bull Moosers' Progressive movement in 1912, judged themselves as Roosevelt's only truly committed followers in the state.
Descriptors: United States History, State History, Politics, Presidents, Federal Government, Change, Political Attitudes, Social Action
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Identifiers - Location: Montana