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Yellow Dogs and Republicans : Allan Shivers and Texas Two-Party Politics - Ricky F. Dobbs

Yellow Dogs and Republicans

Allan Shivers and Texas Two-Party Politics

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Published: 2nd February 2005
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Texas’ governor from 1949-1957, Democrat Allan Shivers wielded great influence in the state’s transition from the “Solid South,” leading it into Eisenhower’s column. Dobbs traces Shivers’s career from his college days through his role after leaving the governor’s mansion.

Portrait of the politician as a young man -- Turmoil and transition : Shivers and the Texas political scene, 1938-45 -- "That all depends upon God and Allan Shivers," 1945-49 -- Ascent and election in his own right, 1949-50 -- Maneuvers, intrigues, and party leadership, 1951-52 -- Vote Texan, vote Ike, 1952 -- Self-perpetuation and a third term, 1953-54 -- Scandals and decline, 1955 -- Last fights and departure, 1956-57.

ISBN: 9781603446044
ISBN-10: 1603446044
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd February 2005
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Edition Number: 1