The Resource Rutherford B. Hayes : warrior and president, Ari Hoogenboom

Rutherford B. Hayes : warrior and president, Ari Hoogenboom

Label
Rutherford B. Hayes : warrior and president
Title
Rutherford B. Hayes
Title remainder
warrior and president
Statement of responsibility
Ari Hoogenboom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography recreates the rapidly changing world of Victorian America as experienced by one of its most reflective and perceptive figures. The Hayes that emerges is a much more progressive and far-sighted leader than previously suggested. He was, Hoogenboom argues, neither a Southern sympathizer nor an exemplar of the "Greedy Gilded Age." Rather, he was a devout, pragmatic champion of equal rights. Hayes's colorful life was rooted in his frontier experiences in Ohio and galvanized on Civil War battlefields, where he survived five wounds and was ultimately promoted to major general. No other president was under fire on the front lines as much as Hayes. Hayes's image as president, however, has not been quite so shining. He has been blamed for Reconstruction's failure and damned for an apparent bargain that guaranteed his election in exchange for withdrawing military support of Republican governments in the South. He has also been criticized for championing the gold standard, for breaking the Great Strike of 1877, for inconsistent support of civil-service reform, and for being an ineffectual politician. Hoogenboom contends that these evaluations are largely false. Previous scholars, he says, have failed to appreciate Hayes's limited options and have misrepresented his actions in their depictions of an overly cautious, nonvisionary president. In fact, he was strikingly modern in his efforts to enlarge the power of the office, which he used as his own bully pulpit to rouse public support for his goals. Chief among these goals, Hoogenboom shows, was equality for all Americans. Throughout his presidency and long afterwards, Hayes worked steadfastly for reforms that would encourage economic opportunity, distribute wealth more equitably, diminish the conflict between capital and labor, and ultimately enable African-Americans to achieve political equality. Although he fell far short of his ideals, his unwavering commitment deserves our attention and respect. --From publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoogenboom, Ari Arthur
Index
index present
LC call number
E682
LC item number
.H78 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, Rutherford B
  • Hayes, Rutherford B
  • Hayes, Rutherford Birchard
  • Presidents
  • Presidentes
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Biographie
  • United States
  • Estados Unidos
  • United States
Label
Rutherford B. Hayes : warrior and president, Ari Hoogenboom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-613) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ohio and New England -- Kenyon and Harvard -- Lower Sandusky -- Cincinnati -- Law and family -- Politics -- War -- War in earnest -- Western Virginia interlude -- The valleys of Virginia -- The end of the war -- Congressman -- Governor -- Second term -- Interlude -- The campaign of 1876 -- The disputed election -- Two new policies -- A troubled summer -- Congress triumphant -- Hayes takes charge -- Riders, politics, and reform -- The succession -- The Garfield campaign -- Lame duck -- Spiegel Grove -- Popular education -- Social justice -- Without Lucy -- Joining Lucy
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 626 pages
Isbn
9780700606412
Lccn
94005274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30816215
  • (OCoLC)ocm30816215
Label
Rutherford B. Hayes : warrior and president, Ari Hoogenboom
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-613) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ohio and New England -- Kenyon and Harvard -- Lower Sandusky -- Cincinnati -- Law and family -- Politics -- War -- War in earnest -- Western Virginia interlude -- The valleys of Virginia -- The end of the war -- Congressman -- Governor -- Second term -- Interlude -- The campaign of 1876 -- The disputed election -- Two new policies -- A troubled summer -- Congress triumphant -- Hayes takes charge -- Riders, politics, and reform -- The succession -- The Garfield campaign -- Lame duck -- Spiegel Grove -- Popular education -- Social justice -- Without Lucy -- Joining Lucy
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 626 pages
Isbn
9780700606412
Lccn
94005274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30816215
  • (OCoLC)ocm30816215

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