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Robert Hamm

The Last Real Populist

1948 was an exciting, and eventually stunning year, in American politics. A united G.O.P., which hadn’t won a presidential election since 1928, was confident that its nominee, New York Governor Thomas Dewey, could handle the beleaguered President Truman, whose Democratic Party had begun to fracture.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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