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Historian in chief : how presidents interpret the past to shape the future

Author: Seth Cotlar; Richard Ellis
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this engaging and insightful volume, Seth Cotlar and Richard Ellis bring together top historians and political scientists to explore how eleven American presidents deployed their power to shape  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Cotlar; Richard Ellis
ISBN: 9780813942520 0813942527 0813942535 9780813942537
OCLC Number: 1086210885
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: George Washington: his own historian / Edward Countryman --
Slavery, voice, and loyalty: John Quincy Adams as the first revisionist / David Waldstreicher --
Martin Van Buren, the democratic party, and the Jacksonian reinvention of the constitution / Elvin T. Lim --
Abraham Lincoln goes to the archives: slavery, the Cooper Union Address, and the election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle --
Theodore Roosevelt's historical consciousness and Lincoln's generous nationalism / Kathleen Dalton --
A scholar and his ghosts: Woodrow Wilson as historian in the White House / John Milton Cooper Jr. --
The ordeal of Paris: Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, and the search for peace / Charlie Laderman --
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the problem of historical time / David Sehat --
Profiles in triangulation: John F. Kennedy's neoliberal history of American politics / Jeffrey L. Pasley --
Ronald Reagan's allegories of history / Rick Perlstein --
Barack Obama's use of American history / James T. Kloppenberg.
Responsibility: edited by Seth Cotlar and Richard J. Ellis.

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