The Presidency of Grover Cleveland

Joel D. Benson
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
BISAC: BIO011000




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Grover Cleveland was a contradiction to almost everyone but himself. The only member of the Democratic Party to serve as chief executive between the Civil War and World War One, Cleveland incurred the most spiteful opposition from members of his own party. Still seeking to reconcile the lingering antipathy of the Civil War, the United States was simultaneously dealing with the closing of the western frontier, industrialization, an emerging global economy, and a governmental structure mired in exploitation and corruption. Cleveland’s rise to political prominence is particularly surprising considering his insistence on integrity over favoritism and equity over partisan loyalty. (Imprint: Nova)

Acknowledgments and Dedication

Chapter 1. The Early Years, pp. 1-8

Chapter 2. An Honest Politician, pp. 9-19

Chapter 3. The Ideal Candidate, pp. 21-32

Chapter 4. Public Service: The First Term, pp. 33-50

Chapter 5. The Election of 1888 and the Interregnum, pp. 51-60

Chapter 6. Welcome Back Grover, pp. 61-73

Chapter 7. Life after the Presidency, pp. 75-84

Bibliography pp.85-88

Index pp.89-97

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