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Managing the News: The Bush Communications Operation

Martha Joynt Kumar

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Bush White House's communications operation, including its basic functions and the staff requirements of each. Special attention is given to the need for both long-term ... More


The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

George C Edwards III and Desmond King (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W. Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized — in terms of public opinion and ... More


Institutionalizing the Anti-Intellectual Presidency

Elvin T. Lim

in The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of the White House speechwriting function to show how the institutionalization of speechwriting has altered its output. It also explores the developmental ... More


The Official White House Office of Political Affairs, the Unofficial Office of Political Affairs, and Personal Capacity Political Activity by Government Officials

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on political activity by government officials. It argues that concurrent political and official roles put people in a position that is difficult and untenable. Critics will blame ... More


Freedom and Ballgowns: Elizabeth Keckley'S Executive Domesticity

Katherine Adams

in Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336801
eISBN:
9780199868360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336801.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868), the ... More


The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Michael F. Holt

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The political home of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, and the young Abraham Lincoln, the American Whig Party was involved at every level of American politics—local, state, and federal—in ... More


The Key Ingredients of Presidential Foodways

Adrian Miller

in President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter itemizes and elaborates on four different component parts (described in the book as "ingredients") that make-up presidential foodways. The first ingredient relates to the president: his ... More


Duke Ellington

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Meeting Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, at Lyndon Johnson's White House, marked the beginning of the author's close working relationship with one of America's most important composers. This chapter ... More


Confronting the Roadblock: Congress, Civil Rights, and World War II

Julian E. Zelizer

in Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195382419
eISBN:
9780199932641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382419.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite the role that Congress would play in the eventual passage of legislation like the Civil Rights Act 1964 and the Voting Rights Act 1965, its role during the war has traditionally been ... More


“Economic and Humanitarian”: Propaganda and the Redemption of Chinese Immigrants through Refugee Relief

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how the mandate for refugee relief and widespread publicity that magnified the merits of Chinese applied further pressures for U.S. immigration reform. Hong Kong's refugee ... More


Seeing through a Glass Darkly: African Americans and Presidential Drinkways

Adrian Miller

in President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ways that presidents have used beverages as either subterfuge or a symbol for their presidency. This chapter shows how the power of the U.S. temperance movement in the ... More


The Southeast White House: A Local Presence in a Neglected Neighborhood

Jennifer M. McBride

in The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755684
eISBN:
9780199932160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755684.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter seven examines a Washington D.C. inner city hospitality house that has intentionally made itself present in “the forgotten quadrant” of the nation's capital. As a local presence it is ... More


Feeling at Home: The White House Steward and the Evolution of Presidential Provisioning

Adrian Miller

in President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter profiles several African Americans who supervised presidential food service operations as steward, maître d'hôtel, or chief usher. Their duties variably included hiring the kitchen ... More


Enacting ERISA

James A. Wooten

in The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

H.R. 2, now christened the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), was among the first measures Gerald Ford signed after assuming the presidency. More than two months after the House ... More


Special Counsel

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Relegated to a largely ceremonial role when he first arrived at the White House, Clark Clifford succeeded in parlaying proximity to power into an actual position of power. When President Harry S. ... More


Mandarins as Managers

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes and explains what happened in the decades since Richard Neustadt wrote. Neustadt was an American academic who arrived in Britain in the autumn of 1961. He wrote a conference ... More


The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Shaun A. Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1960 presidential election, won ultimately by John F. Kennedy, was one of the closest and most contentious in American history. The country had never elected a Roman Catholic president, and the ... More


Eating on the Run: Presidential Foodways in Motion

Adrian Miller

in President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how presidential food preparation changes when the president travels to a destination, and stays away from the White House for an extended period of time. This chapter focuses ... More


Above Measure: The Future of African American Presidential Chefs

Adrian Miller

in President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter opines on the prospect for another African American to helm the White House kitchen at some point in the future. No African Americans have presided over the White House kitchen since ... More


The Bartlet Administration and Contemporary Populism in NBC's The West Wing

J. Elizabeth Clark

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

NBC's The West Wing was a television serial drama that focused on the fictional American president Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen). A deeply intellectual president, Bartlet eschewed the ... More


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