KC Johnson

History 3442: Truman’s First Term

Documents: Truman’s veto message–Taft-Hartley Act (1947)

articles (e-mailed)

  • Robert Mickey, “The Beginning of the End for Authoritarian Rule in America: Smith v. Allwright and the Abolition of the White Primary in the Deep South, 1944–1948,” Studies in American Political Development(2008).
  • Richard Fried, “‘Operation Polecat’: Thomas E. Dewey, the 1948 Election, and the Origins of McCarthyism,”Journal of Policy History (2010).

1948 presidential election map:

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