The Alan B. and Charna Larkin Series on the American Presidency

Edited by Stephen D. Engle, Florida Atlantic University

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Stephen D. Engle
Florida Atlantic University
Department of History
P.O. Box 3091, 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: 561-297-2704

There are 5 books in this series.

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency

This volume examines the political ideas behind the construction of the presidency in the United States Constitution, as well as how these ideas were implemented by the nation’s early presidents.

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The President and American Capitalism since 1945

Tracing the development of the U.S. presidency since Harry S. Truman took office in 1945, this volume describes the many ways the president’s actions have affected the development of capitalism in the post–World War II era.


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The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

The contributors to this volume examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war--diplomatically, militarily, and in the realm of what we might now call public relations--and in doing so, reshaped and redefined the fundamental role of the president.

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

This pioneering collection of essays explores the paradoxical nature of civil rights politics in the years following the 1960s civil rights movement by chronicling the ways in which presidential politics both advanced and constrained the quest for racial equality in the United States.

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Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century