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Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War

Larry Blomstedt


This book analyzes the roles of the Harry Truman administration and Congress in directing American policy regarding the Korean War. Several themes are addressed. One is how Truman and the congressional Democrats failed each other during the war. The president did not dedicate adequate attention to congressional relations early in his term and was slow to react to charges of corruption within his administration, weakening his party politically. For their part, the Democrats gave Truman poor advice concerning congressional involvement in the decision to take the nation to war. A number of them a ... More

Keywords: Korean War, Truman, McCarthyism, Congress, peace, Democrats, bipartisan foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166117
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Blomstedt, author
Galveston College