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Author: Robert David Johnson
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Publisher: Harvard University Press (November 20, 1998)
Pages: 375

Ernest Gruening and the American Dissenting Tradition (Harvard Historical Studies) by Robert David Johnson



Harvard Historical Studies 132. Ernest Gruening and the American Dissenting Tradition. Robert David Johnson. In 1958 Alaskan voters elected him to the . Senate, where he articulated a dissenting outlook in inter-American affairs, foreign aid policy, and the relationship between the federal government, the economy, and the issue of monopoly. Throughout his life, Gruening struggled to reconcile his ideological perspective, which drew on dissenting ideas long embedded in American history, with a desire for political effectiveness.

Johnson studies Gruening's long career as a dissenter, which began in 1921 when he ardently opposed keeping American marines in Haiti. Johnson is sensitive to Gruening's principles but remains clear-eyed about both the policy issues and his subject's less likeable traits. The book proves how the U. S. Senate can be the ideal perch for mavericks and dissenters outside the political mainstream who want to retain a public voice. A model for how to write a congressional biography.

Johnson, Robert David, 1967-. Publication, Distribution, et. Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, (c)1998. Physical Description: vi, 375 p. : ill. ;, 25 cm. Series Statement: Harvard historical studies ; 132. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-369) and index. Personal Name: Gruening, Ernest, 1887-1974. Corporate Name: United States.

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By Robert David Johnson. Harvard University Press, 1998. Gruening is best known as the liberal Democratic senator from Alaska who spoke out in 1964 against the . intervention in Vietnam and voted with only one other senator against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Johnson studies Gruening's long career as a dissenter, which began in 1921 when he ardently opposed keeping American marines in Haiti. The book proves how the . By Robert David Johnson.

Johnson, Robert David (1998). Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-26060-3. Johnson, Robert David (1997). Anti-Imperialism And The Good Neighbour Policy: Ernest Gruening and Puerto Rican Affairs, 1934–1939". Journal of Latin American Studies. Argues Gruening tried to implement the anti-imperialist principles he had outlined in the 1920s.

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Ernest Gruening is perhaps best known for his vehement fight against U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, where he set himself apart by casting one of two votes against the Tonkin Gulf Resolution in 1964. However, as Robert Johnson shows in this political biography, it's Gruening's sixty-year public career in its entirety that provides an opportunity for historians to explore continuity and change in dissenting thought, on both domestic and international affairs, in twentieth-century America.

Gruening's outlook on domestic affairs took shape in the intellectual milieu of Progressive-era Boston, where he first devoted attention to foreign affairs in crusades against aggressive U.S. policies toward Haiti and Mexico. In the late 1920s, he was appointed editor of a reform newspaper in Portland, Maine, and moved from there to The Nation. By the early 1930s he had built a national reputation as an expert on Latin American affairs, prompting Franklin Roosevelt to appoint him chief U.S. policymaker for Puerto Rico. In 1939, Roosevelt named Gruening governor of Alaska, where for fourteen years he played a key role in the political development of the territory. In 1958 Alaskan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate, where he articulated a dissenting outlook in inter-American affairs, foreign aid policy, and the relationship between the federal government, the economy, and the issue of monopoly.

Throughout his life, Gruening struggled to reconcile his ideological perspective, which drew on dissenting ideas long embedded in American history, with a desire for political effectiveness.