By Scott Kaufman
With 30 historiographical essays by way of verified and emerging students, this Companion is a entire photo of the presidencies and legacies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
- Examines vital nationwide and foreign occasions in the course of the Seventies, in addition to presidential projects, crises, and legislation
- Discusses the biography of every guy prior to getting into the White residence, his legacy and paintings after leaving place of work, and the lives of Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and their families
- Covers key issues and concerns, together with Watergate and the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Vietnam warfare, neoconservatism and the increase of the recent correct, and the Iran hostage crisis
- Incorporates presidential, diplomatic, army, fiscal, social, and cultural history
- Uses the latest examine and newly published records from the 2 Presidential Libraries and the country Department
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Like Wolfe, Lasch also sees a profound retreat from political impulses and collective social solutions since the 1960s. The ideas of Wolfe and Lasch have constituted a touchstone for scholars of the 1970s, and they have proceeded to argue with and against the paradigm of Me Decade narcissism ever since. Collectively, these trends amount to anything but a story of narcissism and disengagement, and they find striking expression in the period’s popular culture. This assumption of popular culture’s potential to illuminate mass democratic tastes and aspirations was embedded in the scholarship.
A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter by Scott Kaufman