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 John F. Kennedy: The First Catholic President

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy attended church regularly while president and used religious rhetoric extensively in his speeches, especially in discussing his campaign for world peace. Eisenhower, ... More


Literature

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Postwar American novelists Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, and James Ellroy have all been haunted by the Kennedy assassination and each has found in the event an emblematic story for the nation. This ... More


Visual Culture and Film

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the Kennedy assassination is inseparable from the mass production and consumption of illusory images in postwar American politics and culture, not least because the Camelot White House ... More


The Kennedy Assassination

Peter Knight

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American ... More


Introduction

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter recounts the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963 and the events that followed it. The assassination has been imagined and represented in many ... More


Man of the Family

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Five follows the halting, inspiring, and ultimately heartbreaking campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. Especially among poor minorities, he had a particular magnetism – at once shy, boyish, and ... More


A Fragmented Crusade?: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Aftermath of the King Assassination, 1968–1970

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray—an escaped convict who supported Klan efforts—as he stood on Lorraine Motel's balcony on April 4, 1968. King tried to help several people, ... More


Greetings (1968)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that De Palma's first critically and commercially successful film, Greetings (1968), shows the continuing influence of Jean-Luc Godard on De Palma. It also stands as one of the ... More


Snake Eyes (1998)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores multi-perspectivism in Snake Eyes (1998), in which Atlantic City police detective Rick Santoro (Nicolas Cage) undertakes an investigation, interrogating witnesses and studying ... More


New Power for Texas Minorities: Winning the Battles, Losing the War

Max Krochmal

in Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469626758
eISBN:
9781469628035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626758.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the assassination of John F. Kennedy sapped the energy of the Democratic Coalition. Disagreements within the multiracial alliance over goals and strategy and the pressure ... More


Revisiting the Civil Scriptures

Christina Simko

in The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199381784
eISBN:
9780199381814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381784.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how canonical political texts from the American Revolution and the Civil War provide interpretive resources for consolation discourse. “Civil scriptures” such as the Declaration ... More


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