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The Rise of the Republicans: Party Realignment in Twentieth Century Texas

Description: This dissertation is a study of the political transformation of Texas during the twentieth century from a predominantly Democratic to a two-party state. It is commonly asserted that the fundamental conservatism of Texas voters led them to abandon the national Democratic Party as it embraced more liberal reforms. This shift led to a rise in support in Texas for the Republican Party, which continued to advocate a more conservative agenda. But this change demands a more thorough explanation at the local level, in part because such a study can also reveal other factors at work. This dissertation first examines how prohibition impacted the state's political status quo and provided an opportunity for the Republican Party to increase its numbers. It then discusses the New Deal and the growth of Texas's oil industry, and how government regulation shaped political developments. The impact of urbanization and suburbanization on Republican growth are also addressed, along with numerous campaigns that reflected the changes occurring in Texas's electorate during this time. Although Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 and 1956 wins in Texas were a strong indication of the realignment among Texas voters, it was John G. Tower's election to the United States Senate that served as the first catalyst for the Republicans' dream of a two-party state. Following the election of Tower, the Republicans faced setbacks from the landslide victory of Lyndon B. Johnson after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, followed by the Watergate scandal, but they managed to rebound effectively. Thus, in addition to addressing the question of what spurred the rise of the Republican Party in Texas during the first half of the twentieth century, this dissertation provides more nuanced answers to the question of how Texas became a two-party state by 1988, which of course paved the way for a Republican triumph ...
Date: December 2012
Creator: Antle, Michael L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Democratic-Republicans : A Study in State Rights Ideology

Description: This study as a whole does not pretend to be in any way an introduction of information new or novel, but is intended only as a distillation of facts well known, but largely un-assembled in the specific fashion here attempted. Relative to the Republican campaign against the Alien and Sedition legislation, however, it would appear that perhaps there has been a certain amount of misunderstanding. It is hoped that the treatment herein accorded this matter may in some way contribute to an improved insight.
Date: 1957
Creator: Black, Robert Duane
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Personal Notebook]

Description: A notebook containing loose-leaf pages with handwritten text that includes a discussions of American politics and the value of gold and silver as a standard for currency, duties on imported goods, and religion. It also includes at least partial letters to friends from Charles Moore, copies of letters from friends, and some practice in shorthand. There is a cover with an illustration of a fisherman steering a boat on the front, and it says "Pilot."
Date: 1892~
Creator: [Moore, Charles B.]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Poll Tax fuss]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Tarrant County Republicans and the Dallas Republicans finding irregularities in the voter registration lists for the upcoming election; and have people that should be ineligible to vote.
Date: October 29, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: GOP]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about local Republicans holding chair elections.
Date: December 1, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: GOP]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about preparations for the Texas Republican Convention at Fort Worth's Texas Hotel.
Date: September 5, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Fred Myer]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 21, 1985, 5:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Republicans]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Dallas Republican Committee probing Dallas county politics in order to push for a two-party system.
Date: February 26, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Frank Kell Cahoon, October 24, 1967

Description: Interview with former Texas House of Representatives Republican member and independent oil-man and geologist Frank K. Cahoon. The interview includes Cahoon's personal views on salaries for public school teachers, labor legislation, sales tax, liquor registration, appropriation bills, revisions in criminal code, lobby influence, and the future growth for the Republican party in Texas. Cahoon also talks about his thoughts on fellow politicians, his decision to switch career paths from business to politics, and his experiences as the only Republican representative in the Texas House.
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Date: February 12, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Cahoon, Frank Kell
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

[Transcript of letter from Enoch D. Rushing and Henry Moore to Charles Moore, September 15, 1870]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Enoch Rushing and Henry Moore to Charles Moore. Enoch Rushing talks about farming, friends, and the large number of Republicans running for local political positions. Henry Moore talks about family health, mill work, and property for sale.
Date: September 15, 1870
Creator: Moore, Henry S. & Rushing, Enoch D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: GOP Tarrant]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: November 5, 1980
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Republicans]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: December 6, 1979, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: GOP]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about preparations for the Texas Republican Convention at Fort Worth's Texas Hotel.
Date: September 5, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Hance]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about Texas Senator Kent Hance who switched from the Democrat to Republican Party. This footage shows a press conference with Hance. This story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: May 3, 1985
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: John Rhodes]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: April 28, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: John Tower]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about John Tower becoming the first Republican senator from Texas since reconstruction.
Date: June 15, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections