||HARRY TRUMAN, President|
||ALBEN BARKLEY, Kentucky Senator|
||Thomas Dewey, New York Governor|
||Earl Warren, California Governor|
||Strom Thurmond, South Carolina Governor|
||Fielding Wright, Mississippi Governor|
- The Democratic coalition splintered in this election.
- Southern segregationists opposed Truman over civil rights and supported Thurmond.
- Democratic progressives bolted over Truman's postwar foreign policy.
- Republicans rallied around Dewey, who accepted the New Deal and the nation's new global role.
- With predictions of his defeat, Truman fought a hard campaign to win the election.
A carload of Truman supporters in Pennsylvania, 1948. WHI 22948
Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, June 1948. WHI 56888
A victorious Harry Truman shows off an incorrect newspaper, November 3, 1948.WHI 56976
Harry Truman rides with Wisconsin Governor Oscar Rennebohm and Senator Carl Thompson during a visit to Madison, October 14, 1948. Photo by James Roy Miller, "Capital Times." WHI 34029
Harry S. Truman in Madison, September, 1947. Photo by John Newhouse. WHI 8276