With 30 historiographical essays by established and rising scholars, this Companion is a comprehensive picture of the presidencies and legacies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
* Examines important national and international events during the 1970s, as well as presidential initiatives, crises, and legislation
* Discusses the biography of each man before entering the White House, his legacy and work after leaving office, and the lives of Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and their families
* Covers key themes and issues, including Watergate and the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, neoconservatism and the rise of the New Right, and the Iran hostage crisis
* Incorporates presidential, diplomatic, military, economic, social, and cultural history
* Uses the most recent research and newly released documents from the two Presidential Libraries and the State Department
Scott Kaufman is Professor of History at Francis Marion University. He is the author of Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House (2007), Plans Unraveled: The Foreign Policy of the Carter Administration (2008), and Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America (2013).
Notes on Contributors
Kristin L. Ahlberg is the Assistant to the General Editor in the Office of the Historian, US Department of State. She is the author of Transplanting the Great Society: Lyndon Johnson and Food for Peace (2008); co-compiler of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, vol. XXXVIII, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1973-1976 (2012); and editor of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, vol. I, Foundations of Foreign Policy (2014).
Nicole L. Anslover is Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University Northwest. She is author of Harry S. Truman: The Coming of the Cold War (2013), and is presently working on a manuscript on US policy toward Vietnam from the Truman through the Johnson administrations.
Jeffrey Bloodworth is Associate Professor of History and chair of the Department of History and Archaeology at Gannon University. He is author of The Wilderness Years: A History of American Liberalism, 1968-1992 (2013), and is presently working on a biography of a former speaker of the House, Carl Albert.
John P. Burke is Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont. He is the author of two books and numerous articles on presidential transitions. He is also co-author of How Presidents Test Reality: Decisions on Vietnam 1954 and 1965 (1989), which won the 1990 Richard E. Neustadt Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on the presidency.
Andrew E. Busch is Crown Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, where he teaches courses on American government and politics. He has authored or co-authored thirteen books on American politics, including most recently After Hope and Change: The 2012 Elections and American Politics (2013) and Truman's Triumphs: The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America (2012). Busch received his BA in political science and history from the University of Colorado-Boulder and his MA and PhD in government from the University of Virginia.
Andrew Downer Crain is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Michigan Law School. The author of The Ford Presidency (2009), he has served in a number of legal, corporate, and academic positions, including scholar in residence at the University of Colorado at Buffalo. Presently, he is the general counsel at Frontier Communications in Stamford, Connecticut.
Jeffrey Crouch is an Assistant Professor of American Politics at American University. His first book, The Presidential Pardon Power, was published in 2009. His research focuses primarily on the Constitution, the presidency, and the separation of powers.
Michael A. Davis is an Associate Professor of History at Liberty University and the author of a forthcoming book on the wartime presidential campaign of 1944. He received his PhD in history from the University of Arkansas. He lives with his wife, Holly, and their three girls in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Robert T. Davis II received his PhD in modern European history from Ohio University and currently teaches at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is the author of two studies, The Challenge of Adaptation: The US Army in the Aftermath of Conflict, 1953-2000 (2008) and The US Army and the Media in the 20th Century (2009), and editor of US Foreign Policy and National Security: Chronology and Index for the Twentieth Century (2010).
Andy DeRoche teaches history at Front Range Community College and international affairs at the University of Colorado. His books examine United States policy toward Zimbabwe and the life of Andrew Young. DeRoche is currently writing about Zambian/American relations during Kenneth Kaunda's presidency. He lives in Colorado with his wife Heather, their children Ellen and Zeke, and their niece Joy. He spent 2005 in Zambia on a Fulbright grant.
John Dumbrell is a Professor of Government in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. He is the author and editor of a number of books on the US presidency and American foreign policy, including, most recently, Issues in American Politics: Polarized Politics in the Age of Obama (2013).
Jason Friedman teaches history at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah. He has written articles on topics ranging from Franklin Roosevelt's influence on the presidency to the Mayaguez crisis of 1975. He presently is working on a book-length manuscript, "Heirs to the Nightmare: Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and the Post-Imperial Presidency."
E. Stanly Godbold, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University. He earned a PhD in history from Duke University. He is the author of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter: The Georgia Years, 1924-1974 (2010) and three other biographies. He lives in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, with his wife Jeannie and their cats Tommicat and Houdini.
Raymond Haberski, Jr. is a Professor of History and Director of American Studies at IUPUI. He is the author of four books, including God and War: American Civil Religion since 1945. He is one of the founders of the Society for United States Intellectual History and writes for its blog.
Frances M. Jacobson is Professor of History at Tidewater Community College in Hampton Roads, Virginia, where she teaches courses in foreign policy, history in film, and Western civilization. She received her PhD in international studies from Old Dominion University, with emphases in United States foreign policy and transnationalism. She is co-editor of Voices of the West and American Voices, and the general editor of The Fisherman's Church: A History of St. Andrew's Church (Episcopal) Norfolk, Virginia.
Blake W. Jones is Assistant Professor of History at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia, where he teaches a variety of courses in American history. Primarily researching in the history of American foreign relations and American religious history, he has written about Carter administration foreign policymaking toward religious nationalist movements in Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, and the United States. He has also written about the State of Franklin separate statehood movement in East Tennessee following the American Revolution.
Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he earned his PhD in history. He is a regular contributor to such publications as CounterPunch. He lectures in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne.
Eryn Kane is a PhD candidate in history at Ohio University. She studies US women and gender history.
Scott Kaufman is Professor of History at Francis Marion University, and the author or co-author of over a half-dozen books on US foreign policy and presidential studies. He is presently co-authoring a biography of Gerald Ford with T. Alissa Warters, who is also a contributor to this volume on Ford and Carter.
Bradford Martin is Professor of History at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. His books include The Other Eighties: A Secret History of America in the Age of Reagan (2001), and The Theater Is in the Street: Politics and Public Performance in Sixties America (2004).
Yanek Mieczkowski is Professor of History at Dowling College. His books include Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s (2005), and, most recently, Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige (2013). Additionally, he serves as an Exam Leader for the Educational Testing Service's Advanced Placement Exam in US History.
Kathryn S. Olmsted is a Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (2009), Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley (2002), and Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI (1996).
Leo P. Ribuffo is the Society of the Cincinnati George Washington Distinguished Professor of History at George Washington University. A specialist in twentieth-century US political, religious, and intellectual history, he is the author of two books and numerous articles. Presently, he is writing The Limits of Moderation: Jimmy Carter and the Ironies of American Liberalism, an interpretation of the Carter presidency in broad social and cultural perspective.
Joe Renouard (PhD, Emory) is an Associate Professor of History at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He specializes in American foreign relations, transatlantic relations, human rights, and the Cold War. He has authored two books, and he has contributed essays to several journals and edited collections.
Jaclyn Stanke is Associate Professor of History at Campbell University. She has published articles on Anglo-American relations following Stalin's death, the Cold War and the American South, and several on American popular perspectives of the Solidarity movement, the end of the Cold War, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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