The Post-Presidency from Washington to Clinton

The Post-Presidency from Washington to Clinton

by Burton I. Kaufman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700618613
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 662
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Burton I. Kaufman is former Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, chair of the history department and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech, and most recently an adjunct professor of history at the University of Utah prior to his retirement. He is author of twelve books, including (with Scott Kaufman) The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. and Presidential Profiles: The Carter Years.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 The Republican Ideal of the Post-Presidency: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson 1

2 From the Republican to the Democratic Ideal of the Post-Presidency: Madison, Monroe, and Quincy Adams 36

3 Former Presidents as Partisan Politicians: Jackson, Van Buren, and Tyler 70

4 Doughface Former Presidents: Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan 102

5 Former Presidents in an Age of Transition: Johnson and Grant 132

6 Former Presidents and the Emergent Modern Presidency: Hayes, Cleveland I, and Harrison 162

7 The Post-Presidency and the Modern Presidency: Cleveland U and Roosevelt 196

8 Former Presidents as Symbols of an Era: Taft, Wilson, and Coolidge 242

9 The Modern Post-Presidency: Hoover 289

10 The Office of Ex-President: Truman 316

11 The Limits of the Office of Ex-President: Eisenhower and Johnson 352

12 The Mass Marketing of the Post-Presidency: Nixon and Ford 395

13 Citizen/Politician of the World: Carter, Reagan 446

Epilogue: Bush and Clinton 486

Notes 525

Bibliographic Essay 607

Index 619

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