A Companion to Richard M. Nixon

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2013-06-03
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This companion offers an overview of Richard M. Nixon’s life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the evolution and current state, of Nixon scholarship.

  • Examines the central arguments and scholarly debates that surround his term in office
  • Explores Nixon’s legacy and the historical significance of his years as president
  • Covers the full range of topics, from his campaigns for Congress, to his career as Vice-President, to his presidency and Watergate
  • Makes extensive use of the recent paper and electronic releases from the Nixon Presidential Materials Project

Author Biography

Melvin Small is Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus at Wayne State University. His numerous publications include Johnson, Nixon, and the Doves (1988), Covering Dissent: The Media and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement (1994), Democracy and Diplomacy: The Impact of Domestic Politics in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1789-1994 (1996), The Presidency of Richard Nixon (1999), Antiwarriors: The Vietnam War and the Battle for America’s Hearts and Minds (2003), and At the Water’s Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War (2005).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Melvin Small.

1. Nixon Biographies (Iwan Morgan).

2. The Pre-Political Years, 1913-1945 (Joseph Dmohowski).

3. Pat Nixon (Gil Troy).

4. The Congressional Years (Anthony Rama Maravillas).

5. The Alger Hiss Case (Athan G. Theoharis).

6. The Richard Nixon Vice Presidency: Research Without the Nixon Manuscripts (Irwin F. Gellman).

7. The Election of 1960 (W. J. Rorabaugh).

8. The Election of 1968 (Melvin Small).

9. The Election of 1972 (Rick Perlstein).

10. The Administrative Presidency (Karen M. Hult).

11. Richard Nixon, the Great Society, and Social Reforms: A Lost Opportunity? (Romain Huret).

12. Civil Rights Policy (Dean J. Kotlowski).

13. Economic Policy (Nigel Bowles).

14. Political Realignment (Robert Mason).

15. Nixon and the Environment (Paul Charles Milazzo).

16. Nixon and the Media (Tim Kiska).

17. Nixon and Dissent (Katherine Scott).

18. Nixon and Agnew (Justin P. Coffey).

19. Foreign Policy Overview (Jussi M. Hanhimäki).

20. Nixon and Kissinger (Robert D. Schulzinger).

21. The Vietnam War (Jeffrey P. Kimball).

22. Explorations of Détente (Keith L. Nelson).

23. The China Card (Evelyn Goh).

24. Nixon and Europe: Transatlantic Policy in the Shadow of Other Priorities (Luke A. Nichter).

25. Latin America and the Quest for Stability (Mark Attwood Lawrence).

26. Watergate (Keith W. Olson).

27. Nixon and Ford (John Robert Greene).

28. Nixon’s Image: A Brief History (David Greenberg).

29. The Nixon Tapes (Sahr Conway-Lanz).



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