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What they wished for : American Catholics and American presidents, 1960-2004

Author: Lawrence J McAndrews
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2014.
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As a religious bloc, Roman Catholics constitute the most populous religious denomination in the United States, comprising one in four Americans. With the election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960, they attained a political prominence to match their rapidly ascending socioeconomic and cultural profile. From Vietnam to Iraq, the civil rights movement to federal funding for faith-based initiatives, and from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McAndrews, Lawrence J.
What They Wished For.
University of Georgia Press 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J McAndrews
ISBN: 9780820347110 0820347116 130657143X 9781306571432
OCLC Number: 876344376
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Catholics and John Kennedy (1961-1963) --
Catholics and Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969) --
Catholics and Richard Nixon (1969-1974) --
Catholics and Gerald Ford (1974-1977) --
Catholics and Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) --
Catholics and Ronald Regan (1981-1989) --
Catholics and George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) --
Catholics and Bill Clinton (1993-2001) --
Catholics and George W. Bush (2001-2004).
Responsibility: Lawrence J. McAndrews.

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