Roosevelt’s Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party.

By Susan Dunn, Preston S. Parish ’41 Third Century Professor in the Arts and Humanities. Harvard University Press, 2010. The dramatic story of FDR’s attempt to eject anti-New Deal Democrats from the Democratic Party during the mid-term elections of 1938. The purge failed, at great political cost to FDR, and yet it heralded the political realignment that would take place later in the century.