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The Papers of Robert A. Taft, Volume 1: 1889–1938

…bert A. Taft(1889-1953), son of President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The series makes available key documents of Taft’s career, Ohio and Midwestern history, U.S. political and diplomatic history, and the study of conservative political theory. And it sheds light on one of the few political dynasties in U.S. history. Robert A. Taft began his public career in the Republican party of his native Cincinnati and later worked in close associa…



The Papers of Robert A. Taft, Volume 4: 1949-1953

…s fourth and final volume of a selected edition of the papers of Robert A. Taft documents Taft’s post–World War II and congressional experiences until his death in 1953. Regardless of his conservative commitments, Taft saw the need for responsible reform. In the immediate postwar years, he recognized the need for federal aid to education, for social welfare legislation that assisted the poor, and for federal support for public housing. Out of poli…



The Papers of Robert A. Taft, Volume 3: 1945-1948

…ars. After winning a tough reelection battle as senator from Ohio in 1944, Taft moved steadily upward in the leadership ranks of his party and assumed a preeminent position among the bipartisan group of conservatives that increasingly dominated Congress. This volume continues the contribution that The Papers of Robert A. Taft provides to the study of United State political and diplomatic history, Ohio history, and conservative political theory. Ed…



The Papers of Robert A. Taft, Volume 2: 1939-1944

Description Editor Description Robert A. Taft, prominent political leader and vocal critic of the expanding powers of the federal government and of the enlargement of America’s international commitments, played a significant role in the development of Republican party politics. This second volume of The Papers of Robert A. Taft documents the Ohioan’s first term in the United States Senate and marks his entrance onto the national political and po…



Botanical Essays from Kent

…have its secrets revealed in language every gardener can understand.”—Hope Taft, from the Foreword “A delightful paean not only to the natural history of Kent, ‘The Tree City,’ but also to small-town America as exemplified by this university town in northeastern Ohio.”—Rudolf Schmid, Taxon, International Journal of Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution “His stories entertain, but they also teach the reader about the plant life of Ohio and the Kent and…



Ohio Politics

…his revised and updated edition continues the survey from 1994 through the Taft years and the 2006 gubernatorial elections. Contributing authors explore the state’s recent political history and the diverse and often highly contentious political struggles in the years since 1944 and analyze in depth the state’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches, as well as their leaders. Additionally, contributors explore interest groups, elections, pol…



Support the Press

…ssion, the Press has published the papers of Salmon P. Chase and Robert A. Taft. How will my contribution help? Your gift will help to: Support the publication of books in particular subject areas of interest to the Press and to the donor. Underwrite expenses for individual titles with special editorial, production, or marketing costs, such as a comprehensive index, color plates, or high-profile advertising. Support important books about Ohio and…



Buckeye Presidents

…m Ohio who have piloted the United States from the White House are Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding. Drawing on recent scholarship, the essays place each president squarely in the context of his time….