The Ohio Presidents: Eight Men and a Binding Political Philosophy in the White House, 1841-1923

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McFarland, Aug 16, 2018 - History - 230 pages
Ohio sent eight presidents to the White House--one Whig and seven Republicans--from 1841 to 1923: William Harrison, U.S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Taft and Warren Harding. Collectively their social policies and beliefs formed a unified philosophy and legacy. Ohio republicanism--an alliance of Christianity, populism, nationalism, industrialism and conservative economics--dominated politics across America from 1860 to 1930. Initially several factions in search of a party, it morphed from the anti-slavery Whig Party of Abraham Lincoln and swallowed up a group of single-issue parties, including the Abolition and Free Soil parties, under a national banner. The ghost of Ohio republicanism can still be seen today.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
OneDeath at the Summit
11
Ohio Whigs Temperance Abolition and Common Schools
30
ThreeBirth of the Republican Party
44
FourThe Civil War in Ohio and the Republican Party
49
FivePresident Grant and the Foundation of Republicanism
58
SixOhio Republicanism and the American EmpireRutherford Hayes
70
SevenThe Rise of National Capitalism versus Internationalism
80
TwelveOhio Republicanism at the Summit
139
ThirteenMcKinleys Final Days and the Setting of a Vision
151
FourteenProgressivisms Back Door
159
FifteenOhio Republicanism Reformed and Adapted for the Times
171
SixteenThe Republican Party in Rebellion and the Election of 1912
181
SeventeenTwilight of Ohio Republicanism
186
EighteenA Renaissance of Ohio Republicanism
194
NineteenIs There a Ghost of Ohio Republicanism?
202

EightOhio Republicanism in the Wilderness
91
NineBenjamin Harrison
103
TenCongressman McKinley and the Rise of Ohio Republicanism as a National Movement
112
ElevenOhio Republicanism Challenged
129
Chapter Notes
207
Bibliography
215
Index
219
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Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr., Ph.D., is an international expert in management, manufacturing and globalization, and the author of several books on American industrial history, capitalism and notable business leaders. He lives in Maumee, Ohio.

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