New Perspectives on the American Presidency: Constructing Presidential Legacy

Editors: Cullinane, Michael Patrick and Ellis, Sylvia
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 978-1-47-443731-8
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Pending
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In Constructing Presidential Legacy, world-leading experts take a multi-disciplinary approach to explore how presidents are remembered. They look at multiple presidents, including Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Eisenhower, Reagan, Obama and Trump. Discover how presidential legacies are constructed during and after their time in the Whitehouse, and how they are portrayed in media such as film, museums, public art, political invocations, pop culture, literature and evolving technological advancements.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on Contributors
  • An introduction to presidential legacy - Michael Patrick Cullinane and Sylvia Ellis
  • 1. Presidential temples: America's presidential libraries and centers from the 1930s to today - Benjamin Hufbauer
  • 2. Presidential legacy: A literary problem - Kristin A. Cook
  • 3. Pennsylvania Avenue meets Madison Avenue: The White House and commercial advertising - Michael Patrick Cullinane
  • 4. Eisenhower's Farewell Address in history and memory - Richard V. Damms
  • 5. Pageantry, performance, and statecraft: Diplomacy and the presidential image - Thomas Tunstall Allcock
  • 6. “You've got to decide how you want history to remember you”: The legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson in film and television - Gregory Frame
  • 7. The farewell tour: Presidential travel and legacy building - Emily J. Charnock
  • 8. Reflecting or reshaping?: Landmark anniversaries and presidential legacy - Mark McLay
  • 9. From a “new paradigm” to “memorial sprawl”: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial - Patrick Hagopian
  • 10. Top Trumps: Presidential legacies, new technologies, and a new generation - Sylvia Ellis
  • Epilogue: Confessions of a presidential biographer - H. W. Brands