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In the first political biography of Donald Richberg, Thomas E. Vadney traces the continuities and discontinuities in the American reform tradition from the days of the Progressives to the years after the New Deal. Richberg’s strong advocacy of the earlier liberalism contrasted with his equally strong rejection of post-New Deal liberalism.

At the beginning of the New Deal, Richberg supported Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration program, but as time went on he was unable to accept the growth of big government and the welfare state that later evolved from it. Many of the old liberals firmly believed in the viability of competition, opportunity, and individualism, and abhorred the later efforts of younger liberals to expand the functions of government. Donald Richberg’s story is one of a persistent faithfulness to the older concept of liberalism.

Thomas E. Vadney is assistant professor of history at the University of Manitoba.

Publication Date

1970

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813155067

eISBN

9780813164731

Keywords

Donald Richberg, Liberalism, New Deal

Disciplines

Political History

The Wayward Liberal: A Political Biography of Donald Richberg
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