A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

By: Scott Kaufman (editor)Hardback

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With 30 historiographical essays by established and rising scholars, this Companion is a comprehensive picture of the presidencies and legacies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. * Examines important national and international events during the 1970s, as well as presidential initiatives, crises, and legislation * Discusses the biography of each man before entering the White House, his legacy and work after leaving office, and the lives of Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and their families * Covers key themes and issues, including Watergate and the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, neoconservatism and the rise of the New Right, and the Iran hostage crisis * Incorporates presidential, diplomatic, military, economic, social, and cultural history * Uses the most recent research and newly released documents from the two Presidential Libraries and the State Department

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Scott Kaufman is Professor of History at Francis Marion University. He is the author of Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House (2007), Plans Unraveled: The Foreign Policy of the Carter Administration (2008), and Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America (2013).


Notes on Contributors vii Acknowledgements xi Introduction 1 Scott Kaufman 1 Detente s Limits: Caught between Cooperation and Confrontation 5 Vanessa Walker 2 Beyond Narcissism: Politics and Popular Culture in the Age of Malaise 27 Bradford Martin 3 Gerald Ford: From Michigan to Washington 50 Scott Kaufman 4 From Plains to Atlanta, 1924 1974 64 E. Stanly Godbold, Jr. 5 The Presidency and the Pardon 80 Andrew Downer Crain 6 Gerald R. Ford s Domestic Policy 95 Yanek Mieczkowski 7 US Intelligence Agencies during the Ford Years 114 Kathryn S. Olmsted 8 Detente s Disintegration, Neoconservatism, and the Ford Presidency 130 Binoy Kampmark 9 Ford and the Armed Forces 149 Ingo Trauschweizer 10 Gerald R. Ford: The Press, Popular Culture, and Politics 166 Raymond Haberski, Jr. 11 Ford and Ford 181 T. Alissa Warters 12 Just a Caretaker? 196 Jason Friedman 13 Politics and the Public Mood in 1976 211 Nicole L. Anslover 14 Jimmy Carter s 1976 Presidential Campaign: The Saint, the Sinner, and the Hopeless Dreamer 229 Jeffrey Bloodworth 15 The Transition 251 John P. Burke 16 Carter, the Soviet Union, Detente, and SALT II 272 Jaclyn Stanke 17 Trilateralism 290 Kristin L. Ahlberg 18 From East West to North South 312 Andy DeRoche 19 Carter s Domestic Dilemmas, 1977 1978 335 Timothy Stanley 20 Mrs. President? 350 Eryn Kane 21 President Carter and the Press 364 Jeffrey Crouch and Elise Tollefson 22 Jimmy Carter, Congress, and the Supreme Court 379 Leo P. Ribuffo 23 1979: Year of Crises 410 Blake W. Jones 24 The Armed Forces during the Carter Years 430 Robert T. Davis II and Scott Kaufman 25 The Center of the Carter Conundrum: Human Rights and Foreign Policy 451 William Steding 26 The Election of 1980 470 Andrew E. Busch 27 Get Carter: Assessing the Record of the Thirty-Ninth President 491 Joe Renouard 28 The Post -Presidential Years of Gerald R. Ford 513 Michael A. Davis 29 A Presidency Lost, a Life Gained: Jimmy Carter s Post -Presidency 532 Frances M. Jacobson 30 Agendas, Speakers, and Spokesmen 548 John Dumbrell Index 567

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781444349948
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781444349948
  • weight: 1056
  • ISBN10: 1444349945

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