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dc.contributor.authorSnifka, Lynne M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-23T18:08:46Z
dc.date.available2022-03-23T18:08:46Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/12828
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2009en_US
dc.description.abstract"Much has been written about Alaska's struggle for statehood in 1959. But before there was a unified push for statehood, before World War II changed the face of Alaska forever and people such as Bob Atwood, Bill Egan and Bob Bartlett fought the good fight, there was a "perfect storm" of personalities, politics and press coverage that prepared Alaska for what would become its greatest triumph. This thesis examines the lives, motives and politics of Territorial Governor John Troy, Territorial Governor Ernest Gruening and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes. Their individual vendettas, drive and quests for power directly influenced conditions in the Alaska Territory that would lead it to become a state. Along the way, the press corps, notably the Juneau Empire, held sway over the population and used partisanship and agenda setting to keep statehood boosters at bay for more than a decade"--Leaf iiien_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. John Troy and the civil service pedigree -- A journalist's beginning -- The rush North -- Back and forth -- Strong's force -- Back, then forth again -- 2. Troy to power -- The campaign against strong -- A dream fulfilled -- 3. The curmudgeon cometh -- Ickes beginnings -- In the windy city -- College and beyond -- Love and politics -- 4. The Interior -- Happy days are here again -- Looking North -- 5. The Ickes-Troy divide -- New Deal, new bride -- North to the future? -- Showdown -- 6. Payback -- New blood -- 7. The doctor is in -- Boy wonder -- Political passion -- 8. Battle of wills -- Alaska, Ho! -- 9. Gruening takes Alaska -- A quick study -- Troy's ghost -- Declarations of war -- The real war -- 10. Death of an empire -- The movement stops -- 11. Conclusion -- Bibliography.en_US
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dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectStatehooden_US
dc.subjectPolitics and governmenten_US
dc.subjectEdward Lewis Bartletten_US
dc.subjectPolitical activityen_US
dc.subjectErnest Grueningen_US
dc.subjectRobert B. Atwooden_US
dc.subjectJohn W. Troyen_US
dc.subjectHarold L. Ickesen_US
dc.subjectWilliam A. Eganen_US
dc.titleThe doctor, the publisher and the curmudgeon: how personalities, politics and the press set the stage for Alaska statehooden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Northern Studiesen_US
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