A Companion to John F. Kennedy (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)
By: Marc J. Selverstone (author)Hardback
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A Companion to John F. Kennedy presents a comprehensive collection of historiographical essays addressing the life and administration of the nation s 35th president. * Features original contributions from leading Kennedy scholars * Reassesses Kennedy, his administration, and the era of the New Frontier * Reconsiders relevant Kennedy scholarship and points to new avenues of research * Considers the major crises faced by Kennedy, along with domestic issues including women s issues and civil rights
Marc Selverstone is Associate Professor and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virgina s Miller Center. He is the author of Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945 1950 (2009), which won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is currently writing The Kennedy Withdrawal: Camelot and the American Commitment to Vietnam.
Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1 Marc J. Selverstone Part I The Biographies 5 1. Writing Kennedy 7 James N. Giglio Part II Politics before the Presidency 31 2. Kennedy in Congress 33 Donald A. Ritchie 3. The Election of 1960 51 William J. Rorabaugh Part III Managing the Presidency 75 4. The First Family 77 Barbara A. Perry 5. Robert F. Kennedy 96 Joseph A. Palermo 6. Theodore Sorensen 115 Michael Brenes 7. The Action Intellectuals 133 John Dumbrell 8. Congress 152 Robert David Johnson 9. Civil Military Relations 172 Erin R. Mahan 10. The Media 187 Aniko Bodroghkozy Part IV Hot Spots 207 11. Berlin 209 Andreas W. Daum 12. Cuba 228 Alan McPherson 13. Laos 248 Seth Jacobs 14. Vietnam 269 Andrew Preston Part V Global Challenges 289 15. Europe 291 Andrew Priest 16. Latin America 307 Jeffrey F. Taffet 17. The Middle East 328 April R. Summitt 18. Africa 347 Philip E. Muehlenbeck 19. The Sino Soviet Split 366 Noam Kochavi 20. The Nonaligned World 384 Robert B. Rakove 21. Foreign Economic Policy 405 Thomas W. Zeiler 22. The Peace Corps 422 Nicole L. Anslover 23. Brushfi re Wars 436 Jeff Woods 24. Nuclear Issues 458 Philip Nash 25. The Moon Race 478 John M. Logsdon Part VI Domestic Concerns 497 26. Kennedy and the Liberal Consensus 499 Lily Geismer 27. The Status of Women 519 MaryAnne Borrelli 28. Civil Rights 540 Derek C. Catsam 29. The Arts 558 Donna M. Binkiewicz Part VII Dallas 571 30. The Assassination 573 John McAdams Index 593
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