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The American Connection, 1966–1998

David Brundage

in Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195331776
eISBN:
9780199378166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

The chapter focuses on the dramatic resurgence of Irish American nationalism in response to the Northern Irish Troubles. After examining the roots of the violent conflict in Northern Ireland and the ... More


The Ban

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.11
Subject:
History, Military History

The official ban on openly gay and lesbian military service involves a policy that has continually evolved, best exemplified by the passage of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” under President Bill Clinton. ... More


Big Visions and Big Hopes: The Early Sweeney Years

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

ThIs chapter examines the early Sweeney years, a remarkable time full of optimism for the AFL-CIO, and for many of America’s working people. Sweeney launched a wide range of reforms, putting an ... More


Bill Clinton: Sin, Atonement, and Repairing the Breach

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The faith of Bill Clinton is difficult to decipher. He professed to have been “born again” as a youth, frequently testified that his faith was important to him, attended church regularly as ... More


Bill Clinton and the Middle East: From “Enlargement” to “Dual Containment”

Douglas Little

in Us versus Them: "The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626802
eISBN:
9781469628042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

With the demise of the red threat, Bill Clinton expected globalization to trump militarism and “enlarge” the area of freedom. America’s technological prowess and financial power would contain rogue ... More


Blessings of liberty: The Clinton Administration

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.16
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how the 1992 election was about the faltering U.S. economy, not Cuba. Both party platforms took pro forma swipes at the Castro government, as did both candidates in their ... More


Civil Rights Policymaking in the Clinton Administration: In Reagan’s Shadow

Robert C. Smith

in Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049083
eISBN:
9780813046976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049083.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that, despite being a Democrat, Bill Clinton approached civil rights policy similarly to Ronald Reagan. The chapter compares Clinton’s and Reagan’s approaches to affirmative ... More


The Clintons: The Politics of the Personal

William Chafe

in When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

In all of American presidential history, no White House couple has exemplified the interplay of personality and politics more vividly than Bill and Hillary Clinton. Notwithstanding their immense ... More


Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

David Roediger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a “still white” nation. Issues of race are decidedly not a thing of ... More


Conclusion

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

Bill Clinton's presidency was nearly undone by his early embrace of a New Politics agenda. Once he reemphasized a New Democratic (centrist liberal) agenda he righted his presidency. Clinton's ... More


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