A Crisis for Harry S. Truman
Democratic Party, 1945-1948
BY ROBERT A. GARSON*
For the political career of Harry S. Truman and the history
of the Democratic Party, 1948 was a year of crisis. One dimension
of the crisis was the alienation of the South from the party leader-
* Robert A. Garson, currently a doctoral candidate at the London School
of Economics, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Sussex.
During 1968-1969 Garson attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,
as a Fulbright Scholar. The Harry S. Truman Library Institute provided a
grant for research on this topic.