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The Bourbons, the Wampum and Boodle Boys, and Stalin's Mortimer Snerd
Produced by: Moira Rankin
In 1948 the Democratic party faced extraordinary challenges: how to forge an alliance between Southern conservatives, Western progressives and big city labor; how to incorporate a civil rights plank; how to quell the rise of a third party. Truman, Dewey and Henry Wallace. It was a year of upsets. Producer Moira Rankin brings us the sense, and sounds, of that pivotol election year. And are there political and social lessons for this year's presidential contest to be learned from the election of '48.

Program Credits

The Bourbons, the Wampum and Boodle Boys, and Stalinís Mortimer Snerd is a SOUNDPRINT Classic produced by Moira Rankin.

Resources

Links:
ELECTION SURPRISES: TRUMAN'S 1948 VICTORY
An analysis of Truman's surprise victory.

Republican National Committee
The Republican Main Street takes you on a journey through the latest campaign and convention news, and the party platform.

Democratic Party Online
Official Democratic National Committee electronic headquarters offering convention and party news.

Truman Presidential Museum
Researching the 1948 Presidential Campaign.

Books:
The Road to the White House 2000: The Politics of Presidential Elections
by: Stephen J. Wayne 2000
A general guide to the ins and outs of the American electoral process.

The Buying of the President 2000
by: Charles Lewis 2004
Lewis suggests that the presidency comes with a price tag.

The Upset That Wasn't: Harry S. Truman and the Crucial Election of 1948
by: Harold I. Gullan 1998
This book questions the way history has remembered the 1948 election.

The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
by: Zachary Karabell 2001
Karabell examines what he views as the last election Americans based votes on issues and not image.

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