The Press and the Modern Presidency

Author: Louis Liebovich
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974046
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Award-winning account of contentious press-presidential relations from JFK to the present, updated to include Clinton's scandals and the 2000 election.

FDR and the Modern Presidency

Author: Mark J. Rozell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275958732
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A collection of new essays exploring the unparalleled impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the modern presidency.

George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency

Author: Mark J. Rozell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275968670
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This essay collection is a retrospective analysis of the Washington administration and an examination of its importance to understanding the modern presidency. Contemporary presidential scholarship gives little attention to the enormous impact that Washington's actions had on establishing the presidency. Many of Washington's precedents last to this day, and in some respects his presidency established a model of leadership that is quite relevant today.

The Myth of Presidential Representation

Author: B. Dan Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521116589
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The Myth of Presidential Representation evaluates the nature of American presidential representation, questioning the commonly held belief that presidents represent the community at large.

The Deconstitutionalization of America

Author: Roger Milton Barrus
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739108352
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The American Constitution held out the hope that ordinary people were capable of deciding their own fates, and in doing so it immeasurably elevated the dignity of common people. The organization and interplay of the parts that comprise the whole American government exist to provide people the opportunity to govern themselves and, at the same time, reveal the limits of democratic self-rule. The forgetting of these limits is not only destructive to the constitution but the nation as a whole.

The Modern Presidency Civil Rights

Author: Garth E. Pauley
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
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Every president since Franklin Roosevelt has confronted civil rights issues during his tenure in the White House, and most have faced intense demands to speak publicly about the nation's racial problems and possible solutions. Indeed, modern American presidents have become a major focal point for the civil rights struggle. In The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights, Garth E. Pauley examines modern presidents' communicative and symbolic involvement in these matters, focusing on four crucial speeches, the circumstances surrounding them, and their effect on public attitudes and policy. Pauley's perspective is both historical and critical. It explores the pattern of presidential discourse on race in the modern era and considers the promise and limitations of presidential talk with regard to civil rights. The four significant episodes of American presidential speech Pauley examines are: Harry Truman's address of June 29, 1947, to the NAACP; Dwight Eisenhower's national address on September 24, 1957, following the integration crisis at Little Rock; John F. Kennedy's speech on June 11, 1963, labeling civil rights as primarily a moral issue; and Lyndon Johnson's voting rights message of March 15, 1965. Historical background is provided by a discussion of Roosevelt's racial stance. Pauley's analysis is guided by several assumptions about the presidency, civil rights, and rhetoric, beginning with the assumption that presidential rhetoric matters. Pauley examines the role of rhetoric in leadership, policy making, and the political meanings and interpretations that form the political culture. Following in the tradition of his discipline, Pauley gives both close analysis of the speech text itself and consideration of the historical situation surrounding the speech.