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The Resource The Presidents and the Constitution : a living history, edited by Ken Gormley

The Presidents and the Constitution : a living history, edited by Ken Gormley

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The Presidents and the Constitution : a living history
Title
The Presidents and the Constitution
Title remainder
a living history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ken Gormley
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation's foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution. Each occupant of the office--the first president to the forty-fourth--has contributed to the story of the Constitution through the decisions he made and the actions he took as the nation's chief executive. By examining presidential history through the lens of constitutional conflicts and challenges, The Presidents and the Constitution offers a fresh perspective on how the Constitution has evolved in the hands of individual presidents. It delves into key moments in American history, from Washington's early battles with Congress to the advent of the national security presidency under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to reveal the dramatic historical forces that drove these presidents to action. Historians and legal experts, including Richard Ellis, Gary Hart, Stanley Kutler and Kenneth Starr, bring the Constitution to life, and show how the awesome powers of the American presidency have been shaped by the men who were granted them. The book brings to the fore the overarching constitutional themes that span this country's history and ties together presidencies in a way never before accomplished."--
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Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
342.73/062
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5053
LC item number
.P75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gormley, Ken
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
The Presidents and the Constitution : a living history, edited by Ken Gormley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an unfinished presidency / Ken Gormley -- Part I. The founding era -- George Washington / Richard J. Ellis -- John Adams / Louis Fisher -- Thomas Jefferson / Cliff Sloan, Louis Fisher, and Moshe Spinowitz -- James Madison / Ralph Ketcham -- James Monroe / Gary Hart -- John Quincy Adams / Jonathan L. Entin -- Part II. The Age of Jackson -- Andrew Jackson / Mark A. Graber -- Martin Van Buren / Michael J. Gerhardt -- William Henry Harrison / David Marks Shribman -- John Tyler / Robert J. Spitzer -- James K. Polk / Frank J. Williams -- Part III. The pre-Civil War era -- Zachary Taylor / Paul Finkelman -- Millard Fillmore / Joseph F. Rishel -- Franklin Pierce / Paul Finkelman -- James Buchanan / Thomas A. Horrocks -- Part IV. Civil War and Reconstruction -- Abraham Lincoln / William D. Pederson -- Andrew Johnson / Michael Les Benedict -- Ulysses S. Grant / John F. Marszalek -- Part V. The Gilded Age -- Rutherford B. Hayes / Michael A. Ross -- James A. Garfield / Thomas C. Sutton -- Chester A. Arthur / Thomas C. Sutton -- Grover Cleveland, first term: 1884-1888 / Donald Grier Stephenson Jr -- Benjamin Harrison / Allan B. Spetter -- Grover Cleveland, second term: 1892-1896 / Donald Grier Stephenson Jr -- William McKinley / Thomas C. Sutton -- Part VI. The Progressive Era -- Theodore Roosevelt / William D. Bader -- William Howard Taft / Francine Sanders Romero -- Part VII. World War I and the Great Depression -- Woodrow Wilson / Saladin M. Ambar -- Warren G. Harding / James D. Robenalt -- Calvin Coolidge / John W. Johnson and Dale E. P. Yurs -- Herbert Hoover / John Q. Barrett -- Part VIII. The New Deal and World War II -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt / William D. Pederson -- Harry S. Truman / James N. Giglio -- Part IX. The Civil Rights Era -- Dwight D. Eisenhower / Richard V. Damms -- John F. Kennedy / Barbara A. Perry -- Lyndon B. Johnson / John L. Bullion -- Part X. The Watergate Era and reform -- Richard M. Nixon / Stanley Kutler -- Gerald R. Ford / Jeffrey Crouch -- Jimmy Carter / Scott Kaufman -- Part XI. New conservatives, new democrats, and polarization -- Ronald Reagan / Kenneth W. Starr -- George H. W. Bush / Lori Cox Han -- William Jefferson Clinton / Ken Gormley -- Part XII. National security era: post-9/11 -- George W. Bush / Benjamin A. Kleinerman -- Barack Obama / Michael J. Gerhardt -- Conclusion: an evolving American presidency / Ken Gormley
Control code
ocn926743500
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 701 pages
Isbn
9781479839902
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015043555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926743500
Label
The Presidents and the Constitution : a living history, edited by Ken Gormley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an unfinished presidency / Ken Gormley -- Part I. The founding era -- George Washington / Richard J. Ellis -- John Adams / Louis Fisher -- Thomas Jefferson / Cliff Sloan, Louis Fisher, and Moshe Spinowitz -- James Madison / Ralph Ketcham -- James Monroe / Gary Hart -- John Quincy Adams / Jonathan L. Entin -- Part II. The Age of Jackson -- Andrew Jackson / Mark A. Graber -- Martin Van Buren / Michael J. Gerhardt -- William Henry Harrison / David Marks Shribman -- John Tyler / Robert J. Spitzer -- James K. Polk / Frank J. Williams -- Part III. The pre-Civil War era -- Zachary Taylor / Paul Finkelman -- Millard Fillmore / Joseph F. Rishel -- Franklin Pierce / Paul Finkelman -- James Buchanan / Thomas A. Horrocks -- Part IV. Civil War and Reconstruction -- Abraham Lincoln / William D. Pederson -- Andrew Johnson / Michael Les Benedict -- Ulysses S. Grant / John F. Marszalek -- Part V. The Gilded Age -- Rutherford B. Hayes / Michael A. Ross -- James A. Garfield / Thomas C. Sutton -- Chester A. Arthur / Thomas C. Sutton -- Grover Cleveland, first term: 1884-1888 / Donald Grier Stephenson Jr -- Benjamin Harrison / Allan B. Spetter -- Grover Cleveland, second term: 1892-1896 / Donald Grier Stephenson Jr -- William McKinley / Thomas C. Sutton -- Part VI. The Progressive Era -- Theodore Roosevelt / William D. Bader -- William Howard Taft / Francine Sanders Romero -- Part VII. World War I and the Great Depression -- Woodrow Wilson / Saladin M. Ambar -- Warren G. Harding / James D. Robenalt -- Calvin Coolidge / John W. Johnson and Dale E. P. Yurs -- Herbert Hoover / John Q. Barrett -- Part VIII. The New Deal and World War II -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt / William D. Pederson -- Harry S. Truman / James N. Giglio -- Part IX. The Civil Rights Era -- Dwight D. Eisenhower / Richard V. Damms -- John F. Kennedy / Barbara A. Perry -- Lyndon B. Johnson / John L. Bullion -- Part X. The Watergate Era and reform -- Richard M. Nixon / Stanley Kutler -- Gerald R. Ford / Jeffrey Crouch -- Jimmy Carter / Scott Kaufman -- Part XI. New conservatives, new democrats, and polarization -- Ronald Reagan / Kenneth W. Starr -- George H. W. Bush / Lori Cox Han -- William Jefferson Clinton / Ken Gormley -- Part XII. National security era: post-9/11 -- George W. Bush / Benjamin A. Kleinerman -- Barack Obama / Michael J. Gerhardt -- Conclusion: an evolving American presidency / Ken Gormley
Control code
ocn926743500
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 701 pages
Isbn
9781479839902
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015043555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926743500

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