Harry S Truman:The Economics of a Populist President by E Ray Canterbery

By E Ray Canterbery

Harry S Truman is better remembered because the President who witnessed the fast arrival of the chilly warfare within the tumultuous years after international warfare . Little even though has been written to teach that he used to be additionally the populist President who set the political fiscal path for the USA to win it purely forty years later.

In this well timed biography, E Ray Canterbery captures the spirit of the fellow, who at first, was once a political candidate who crafted political progams corresponding to the reasonable Deal software, full-employment application, New Deal application, reconversion, stabilization, and agriculture progams throughout the lens of progressiveness. He makes a speciality of Truman's populist economics via charting Truman's early years, the makings of his populist personality, his beginnings in Washington, Communism and the Truman Doctrine, the crusade of 1948, the Marshall Plan, the firing of common MacArthur, and the Korean conflict. whereas the commercial features of his time period have been essentially that of struggle and peace, Canterbery analyses in nice intensity Truman's financial rules and tools, comparable to the Employment Act of 1946 and the President's Council of financial Advisers (CEA) — result of Truman's presidency that different authors of books on Truman have principally ignored.

Harry S Truman: The Economics of a Populist President exhibits how Truman will be remembered: As a revolutionary baby-kisser whose populist rules rank him one of the “near nice” Presidents within the culture of William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson.


  • Introduction
  • The Early Years
  • The Political Making of a Populist
  • Mr Truman is going to Washington
  • The Economics of warfare and Peace
  • The Employment Act of 1946 and the President's Council of financial Advisers
  • Communism and the Truman Doctrine
  • The Populist crusade of 1948
  • The Marshall Plan
  • Truman's Defining attempt: The Korean War
  • Afterward

Readership: fiscal historians, researchers, scholars and participants of the general public who're attracted to American background and the early origins of the chilly War.

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