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The Resource An opportunity lost : the Truman administration and the farm policy debate, Virgil W. Dean

An opportunity lost : the Truman administration and the farm policy debate, Virgil W. Dean

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An opportunity lost : the Truman administration and the farm policy debate
Title
An opportunity lost
Title remainder
the Truman administration and the farm policy debate
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Virgil W. Dean
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eng
Summary
  • "Examines Charles Brannan's agricultural plan, the farm policy debate, and Harry S. Truman's quest for a long-range agricultural program. Assesses Truman's relationships with farmers and with politicians and the search for a workable peacetime program, especially as it related to the parity price foundation and price supports"--Provided by publisher
  • "Harry Truman{u2019}s 2Fair Deal3 domestic policy agenda promised to continue Roosevelt{u2019}s New Deal and, with some modification for postwar realities, to guide America into a new age of peace and prosperity. Agricultural policy was a cornerstone of this program, as it attempted to transform the farm program from the parity price foundation crafted by FDR to one based on income support through direct payment to farmers. Virgil W. Dean takes a new look at the much-heralded 2Brannan Plan3 to examine in detail the farm policy dilemma and Truman{u2019}s quest for a long-range agricultural program that would confront the problems of an industry in the midst of a technological revolution{u2014}one in which regional and commodity-based differences only served to complicate any solution. He assesses Truman{u2019}s relationships with the farming community and with politicians of both parties and analyzes the complex problems facing those concerned about the welfare of the American farm, focusing on their search for a workable peacetime program{u2014}especially as it related to price supports{u2014}and their failure to come to terms with the issues. Dean describes how supporters of the Brannan Plan recognized its promise of social and economic equity while opponents feared excessive government spending, creeping socialism, and the regimentation of agriculture. He also tells how agriculture secretary Charles Brannan interjected partisan politics to an unprecedented degree in policy making{u2014}and how Truman used agricultural policy against the Republicans in the 1948 election by creating an issue with little basis in fact. As Dean shows, the failure of Truman{u2019}s efforts meant that the nation lost an opportunity to effect a much-needed change in agricultural policy, yet the issues raised remained at the heart of the farm policy debate for decades to come{u2014}with 2direct income3 morphing into 2deficiency payments3 to satisfy farmers not wanting to appear to be on welfare. An Opportunity Lost makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Truman administration{u2019}s political activities at a time when the agricultural community had a strong voice in the formulation of domestic policy, and it casts new light on the overall fate of the Fair Deal."--Publishers website
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Dean, Virgil W
Dewey number
338.1/87309044
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1761
LC item number
.D366 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Brannan, Charles F.
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Agriculture and state
  • United States
Label
An opportunity lost : the Truman administration and the farm policy debate, Virgil W. Dean
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The search begins -- The Eightieth Congress tries to "fix the roof" -- Farm policy and the election of 1948 -- The Brannan farm plan: agricultural panacea or political football? -- Reaction to the Brannan plan -- The Brannan plan in Congress -- The Brannan plan in 1950
Control code
62324899
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780826216502
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780826216502
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An opportunity lost : the Truman administration and the farm policy debate, Virgil W. Dean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The search begins -- The Eightieth Congress tries to "fix the roof" -- Farm policy and the election of 1948 -- The Brannan farm plan: agricultural panacea or political football? -- Reaction to the Brannan plan -- The Brannan plan in Congress -- The Brannan plan in 1950
Control code
62324899
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780826216502
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780826216502
Other physical details
illustrations

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