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The Resource The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey, (electronic book)

The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey, (electronic book)

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The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960
Title
The making of a Catholic president
Title remainder
Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960
Statement of responsibility
Shaun A. Casey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1960 presidential election, won ultimately by John F. Kennedy, was one of the closest and most contentious in American history. The country had never elected a Roman Catholic president, and the last time a Catholic had been nominated--New York Governor Al Smith in 1928--he was routed in the general election. From the outset, Kennedy saw the religion issue as the single most important obstacle on his road to the White House. He was acutely aware of, and deeply frustrated by, the possibility that his personal religious beliefs could keep him out of the White House. In The Making of a Catholic President, Shaun Casey tells the fascinating story of how the Kennedy campaign transformed the "religion question" from a liability into an asset, making him the first (and still only) Catholic president. Drawing on extensive archival research, including many never-before-seen documents, Casey takes us inside the campaign to show Kennedy's chief advisors--Ted Sorensen, John Kenneth Galbraith, Archibald Cox--grappling with the staunch opposition to the candidate's Catholicism. Casey also reveals, for the first time, many of the Nixon campaign's efforts to tap in to anti-Catholic sentiment, with the aid of Billy Graham and the National Association of Evangelicals, among others. The alliance between conservative Protestants and the Nixon campaign, he shows, laid the groundwork for the rise of the Religious Right. This book will shed light on one of the most talked-about elections in American history, as well as on the vexed relationship between religion and politics more generally. With clear relevance to our own political situation--where politicians' religious beliefs seem more important and more volatile than ever--The Making of a Catholic President offers rare insights into one of the most extraordinary presidential campaigns in American history
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Casey, Shaun
Index
index present
LC call number
E837.7
LC item number
.C38 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • Catholics
  • Religion and politics
  • Anti-Catholicism
  • United States
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Kennedy, John F.
Label
The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10272834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 261 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780195374483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10272834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 261 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780195374483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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