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Morgan, Iwan W.

Works: 37 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 9,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HJ2051, 339.5230973
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Most widely held works by Iwan W Morgan
From sit-ins to SNCC : the student civil rights movement in the 1960s by Philip Davies( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the role of the SNCC and various SNCC committees in the Civil Rights Movement
Seeking a new majority : the Republican Party and American politics, 1960-1980 by Iwan W Morgan( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nixon by Iwan W Morgan( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Nixon left office in deep disgrace, his resignation the only escape from certain impeachment by Congress. Even before presidential cover-up over the Watergate break-in - the source of this obloquy - was a political issue, Nixon was cordially loathed and distrusted by liberal America. That distrust was justified, at least on certain matters, but we are now less credulous about probity in high office. We know that previous and subsequent presidents have not necessarily been sparing in their practice of lies and deceit." "Nixon himself was assiduous in taking advantage of changing perspectives to remodel his shattered image and portray himself as a great leader brought down by one mistake. While most historians resisted this revisionism during his lifetime, a growing number have called for his achievements to be reassessed since his death in 1994." "It is time to look again at the Nixon presidency and, without falling into the trap of apologia, try to discern how Nixon's reputation has evolved and how far it corresponds to his actions and their effects. Can we give credence to his self-promotion as 'world statesman'? Should we re-evaluate the domestic record of a president whose policies had more in common with those of his liberal predecessors than his conservative successors? These and other issues that contribute to a fresh understanding of the ways in which Richard Nixon's historical image has been fashioned are at the heart of this incisive new study."--Jacket
The liberal consensus reconsidered : American politics and society in the postwar era by Robert Mason( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work interrogates the idea that a "liberal consensus" uniformly shaped the United States after World War II. The volume's findings indicate that political, cultural, and ideological conflict was never extinguished and that whatever liberal consensus existed was elitist and limited. These limitations included the seeds of its own destruction in the late 1960s and beyond
Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s by Iwan W Morgan( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the popular imagination, 1930s Hollywood was a dream factory producing escapist movies to distract the American people from the greatest economic crisis in their nation's history. But while many films of the period conform to this stereotype, there were a significant number that promoted a message, either explicitly or implicitly, in support of the political, social and economic change broadly associated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programme. At the same time, Hollywood was in the forefront of challenging traditional gender roles, both in terms of movie representations of women and the role of women within the studio system. With case studies of actors like Shirley Temple, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire, as well as a selection of films that reflect politics and society in the Depression decade, this fascinating book examines how the challenges of the Great Depression impacted on Hollywood and how it responded to them
Deficit government : taxing and spending in modern America by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the advent of the New Deal, unbalanced budgets have become an almost permanent feature of American government - enlightened economic policy to some, a scourge to others. In Deficit Government, Iwan Morgan makes understandable the main trends of budget policy from the Roosevelt to the Clinton presidencies, and surveys the political and partisan debates surrounding the budget during those years. Focusing on federal expenditure and tax policies, Mr. Morgan explains why budget deficits have become the norm in modern American history, what impact they have had on the economy, and why the size of the deficit has grown so vast in recent years. He evaluates the budget as an instrument of economic management: FDR's hesitant acceptance of new Keynesian doctrines; efforts by Truman and Eisenhower to reconcile traditional budget-balancing with the modern concerns of budget policy; the use of deficits by Democratic administrations to boost economic growth in the 1960s; the effects of stagflation on fiscal policy in the 1970s; and the emergence of conservative doctrines that culminated in the supply-side approaches of the Reagan era. Deficit Government also examines those federal programs that over time have been the main beneficiaries of the public purse, focusing particularly on the competing demands of national security, social welfare, and public investment. Mr. Morgan shows how the tax burden has evolved and considers whether principles of progressivity and equity have been maintained. He concludes by noting efforts made in the 1990s to control an alarmingly expanding budget and looks at prospects for deficit control as the century draws to a close. In all, readers who find their eyes glazing over at the thought of reading about budget policy will find Mr. Morgan's refreshing clarity a revelation
The age of deficits : presidents and unbalanced budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This explores the role of presidents in the emergence of large deficits in the period from 1976 through 2008 and shows how they have all, with Bill Clinton's exception, subordinated balanced budgets to the achievements of other parts of their political agenda
Beyond the liberal consensus : a political history of the United States since 1965 by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan : American icon by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Reagan is one of the most important--and arguably most successful--presidents in modern American history. He is broadly credited with renewing American prosperity in the wake of the most miserable economic era since the 1930s, laying the foundations for Cold War victory and doing much to bring about the late twentieth century shift to the right in American politics. In this book, Iwan Morgan presents the first thoroughly-researched biography of Reagan, based on original materials and first-hand interviews. He plots a chronological path through Reagan's life beginning with his childhood and early years in Illinois, through his Hollywood career, his emergent Republicanism and his election as governor of California, before acceding to the presidency in 1981. In office, Morgan assesses Reagan's economic and foreign policies, as well as his idealization of the constitution and his near-impeachment over the Iran-Contra affair
Watergate remembered : the legacy for American politics by Michael A Genovese( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Watergate crisis continues to cast a long shadow over American politics. So many of the issues we confront today have their roots in the scandals of the Nixon administration. In this volume, a collection of essays by political scientists and historians from the United States and the United Kingdom, the contributors trace many of today's problems directly back to the Watergate crisis, and examine the legacy of Watergate for American politics today."--Publisher's description
Eisenhower versus "the spenders" : the Eisenhower administration, the Democrats, and the budget, 1953-60 by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidents in the movies : American history and politics on screen by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

20 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transition: The Making of Screen Presidents - Ian Scott * D. W. Griffith's Lincoln - Melvyn Stokes * The 'Picture Man:' The Cinematic Strife of Theodore Roosevelt - Brian Neve * Darryl F. Zanuck's Wilson (1944) - Mark Wheeler * The "Confidence" President: Franklin D. Roosevelt in Film - Harry Keyishian * The Cinematic Kennedy: Thirteen Days and the Burnishing of an Image - Mark White * The President Impeached: Tennessee Johnson and Nixon - Iwan Morgan * Oliver Stone's Improbable 'W.' - Kingsley Marshall
America's century : perspectives on U.S. history since 1900 by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other nation, the United States has shaped the course of world history during the twentieth century which has been called "the American century." In this absorbing and accessible book, a group of leading scholars of American history examine the century as a coherent whole, highlighting the continuities underlying the cyclical change and apparent diversity that have marked America's development since 1900
Reconfiguring the Union : Civil War transformations( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the perspective of the North, the Civil War began as a war to restore the Union and ended as a war to make a more perfect Union. The Civil War not only changed the moral meaning of the Union, it changed what the Union stood for in political, economic, and transnational terms. This volume examines the transformations the Civil War brought to the American Union as a politico-constitutional, social, and economic system. It explores how the war changed the meaning of the Union with regard to the supremacy of the federal government over the states, the right of secession, the rights of citizenship, and the political balance between the union's various sections. It further considers the effect of the war on international and transnational perceptions of the United States. Finally, it considers how historical memory has shaped the legacy of the Civil War in the last 150 years
Assessing George W. Bush's legacy : the right man? by Iwan W Morgan( Book )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: The Right Man? - Iwan Morgan * Rating Bush - Andrew Rudalevige * George W. Bush's Style of Presidential Leadership - Nigel Bowles * Bush's Congressional Legacy and Congress's Bush Legacy - John E. Owens * George W. Bush, the Judiciary and the Conservative Constitutional Counter-Revolution: Close but No Cigar - Robert McKeever * The Ethical Record of the Bush Presidency - Clodagh Harrington * Did George W. Bush Pursue a Neoconservative Foreign Policy? - Timothy J. Lynch * George W. Bush's Foreign Policy: Counting the Cost - John Dumbrell * Bush and Big Government Conservatism - Alex Waddan * Bush's Political Economy: Deficits, Debt, and Depression - Iwan Morgan * Bush's Partisan Legacy and the 2008 Elections - Philip John Davies
The federal nation : perspectives on American federalism( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume gathers contributors from both the US and UK to provide a comparative examination of federalism in the Bush era, a period of huge change in national politics, but also one of significant shifts in US federalism in relation to social and socioeconomic issues
America's Americans : population issues in U.S. society and politics( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right on? : political change and continuity in George W. Bush's America( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Right On?' presents an analysis of the ambitious and controversial agenda pursued by the George W. Bush administration at home and abroad
The political economy of the public budget in the Americas( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Québec and the heritage of Franco-America by Louisiana and the French Heritage of North America Québec( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Deficit government : taxing and spending in modern America
Deficit government : taxing and spending in modern AmericaThe age of deficits : presidents and unbalanced budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. BushWatergate remembered : the legacy for American politicsPresidents in the movies : American history and politics on screenAssessing George W. Bush's legacy : the right man?The federal nation : perspectives on American federalismAmerica's Americans : population issues in U.S. society and politicsRight on? : political change and continuity in George W. Bush's America
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Morgan, Iwan.

Morgan Iwan 1949-....

Morgan, Iwan W.

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