Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson
- by Richard Henry.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- 1st ed.
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The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson - unexplored in depth by scholars until this study - was one of the last century s remarkable political alliances. Both Stevenson and Eleanor Roosevelt shared a view of politics as a moral enterprise, one in which the fulfillment of its "mission" was the betterment of the human condition. This belief was the foundation upon which their legislative initiatives were constructed. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service.
- Part I
- 1 The United Nations, Crucible of the Alliance p. 3
- Part II
- 1 The 1952 Campaign p. 33
- 2 On the World Stage p. 45
- 3 Race as an Issue p. 63
- 4 A Second Run for the Presidency p. 71
- 5 Civil Rights Again p. 83
- 6 Strains in the Alliance p. 95
- 7 Crosscurrents on Race p. 103
- 8 The 1956 Democratic National Convention p. 111
- 9 The Campaign Trail Again p. 123
- 10 Aftermath: Time for Reflection p. 133
- 11 The 1957 Civil Rights Bill p. 143
- 12 The Alliance Loosens p. 153
- 13 End of the Alliance p. 161
- 14 Transition p. 167
- Part III
- 1 Eleanor, Adlai, and J.F.K. p. 183
- 2 Coda p. 199
- 3 The Summing-Up p. 209
- Acknowledgments p. 215
- Notes p. 217
- Bibliography p. 233
- Index p. 237