Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era by Diane KaufmanHistorical Dictionary of the Carter Era by Diane Kaufman

Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era

byDiane Kaufman, Scott Kaufman

Hardcover | February 28, 2013

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James Earl Carter, Jr. - better known as Jimmy Carter - was not the greatest or most popular president of the United States but he did accomplish quite a lot in the fields of civil rights, energy and foreign policy during his term from 1977 to 1981. However, the economy fared badly and he lost face in his dealings with Iran. So when he left after one term, he was not greatly missed. or so it seemed. For, after the presidency, he made an amazing comeback as a diplomat and trouble-shooter in international crises, becoming an amazing ex-president. And even the earlier views of his presidency have been improving. at least he did not get the country into a war.This rather special trajectory is explained in the Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era, with an obvious focus on his term as president. His run for the presidency and what he did during his term in office is traced carefully by the chronology. The introduction takes a longer view and also puts events in a broader context. Then the dictionary section, with hundreds of detailed and cross-referenced entries, tells us more about his policy in various fields but also how America changed culturally and socially during this period. The extensive bibliography points toward further information, although this book is certainly a good starting point and also a place to refresh one's memory.
Diane Kaufman has served on the board of Scholastic Books and was a reference librarian at the Manhattan (Kansas) Public Library. At the Newman Library of Virginia Tech, she was head of conservation. She has also headed the Western College Memorial Archives at Miami University of Ohio. With her husband, she was co-author of the Histo...
Title:Historical Dictionary of the Carter EraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:322 pages, 9.25 × 6.27 × 1.11 inPublished:February 28, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810878224

ISBN - 13:9780810878228

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Editorial Reviews

Written by a history professor at Francis Marion University and a librarian this book offers a good overview of American life during the Carter presidency. . . .[T]his title serves as a helpful resource for anyone interested in learning more about this president and the era in which he served. . . .This source is recommended for public libraries and academic libraries that support the study of American culture, American history, and political science.