John F. Kennedy's North Carolina Campaign, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

John F. Kennedy's North Carolina Campaign, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by John Allen Tucker
     
 

On September 17, 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic

nominee for president, flew to Greenville for a campaign rally

on the campus of East Carolina College. Kennedy's ECC rally was

part of a marathon daylong blitz that continued statewide through

Greensboro and Charlotte. The campaign intended to go as far west

as Asheville but due to inclement

Overview


On September 17, 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic

nominee for president, flew to Greenville for a campaign rally

on the campus of East Carolina College. Kennedy's ECC rally was

part of a marathon daylong blitz that continued statewide through

Greensboro and Charlotte. The campaign intended to go as far west

as Asheville but due to inclement weather concluded with dinner at

the governor's mansion in Raleigh and a rally at Reynolds Coliseum.

With photographs as key primary sources, John F. Kennedy's North

Carolina Campaign explores what happened that day, why it happened,

and its significance in North Carolina's political history. While the

book focuses on the East Carolina College rally, which was the first

of the day, Kennedy's subsequent rallies ultimately bore statewide and

national significance, making it impossible to examine only one stop

without contextualizing it in relation to the remainder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738592947
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
802,805
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John Allen Tucker is a professor of history and university historian at East Carolina University in Greenville. In researching Kennedy's North Carolina campaign, he found hundreds of photographs of the rallies in the Daily Reflector Collection, J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University; the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library at UNC -Chapel Hill; and the North Carolina State Archives.

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