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The Resource President of the other America : Robert Kennedy and the politics of poverty, Edward R. Schmitt

President of the other America : Robert Kennedy and the politics of poverty, Edward R. Schmitt

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President of the other America : Robert Kennedy and the politics of poverty
Title
President of the other America
Title remainder
Robert Kennedy and the politics of poverty
Statement of responsibility
Edward R. Schmitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Robert Kennedy's abbreviated run for the presidency in 1968 has assumed almost mythical proportions in American memory. His campaign has been romanticized because of its tragic end, but also because of the foreign and domestic crises that surrounded it. Yet while most media coverage initially focused on Kennedy's opposition to the Vietnam War as the catalyst of his candidacy, another issue commanded just as much of his attention. That issue was poverty. Stumping across the country, he repeated the same anti-poverty themes before college students in Kansas and Indiana, loggers and women factory workers in Oregon, farmers in Nebraska, and business groups in New York. Although his calls to action sometimes met with apathy, he refused to modify his message."If they don't care," he told one aide, "the hell with them."" "As Edward R. Schmitt demonstrates, Kennedy's concern with the problem of poverty was not new. Critics at the time accused him of opportunism, but a closer look at the
  • Historical record reveals a steady evolution rather than a dramatic shift in his politics. From the critical West Virginia primary in his brother's 1960 presidential campaign through the public debate triggered by the publication of Michael Harrington's The Other America to his embrace of LBJ's War on Poverty, Kennedy became increasingly engaged with the plight of the poor and disenfranchised in America." "According to Schmitt, Kennedy's approach to the problem, although fueled by moral outrage, was primarily political. First as attorney general and later as senator from New York, he reached out not only to those on the margins of American society but also to business leaders and political elites who recognized the threat poverty posed to the nation's long-term stability. Guided by a communitarian vision of government, he believed that a coalition of the powerful and the powerless could strengthen local communities and link them into a new form of American federalism. Even though
  • That vision was never realized, President of the Other America provides a revealing glimpse of the kind of president Robert Kennedy might have been."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmitt, Edward R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Presidents
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Poverty
  • Presidents
  • Social conditions
  • Social policy
  • United States
Label
President of the other America : Robert Kennedy and the politics of poverty, Edward R. Schmitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760413
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the New Deal to the new frontier : postwar prosperity, poverty, and the Kennedys -- At the fulcrum of the movement : deciding time -- Poverty and justice : defining a federal role -- Troubles and trials : from Dallas to Watts -- The education of a senator : seeking a "greater society" -- "Born in a storm" : the Bedford-Stuyvesant experiment -- "It became his issue" : fighting for the war on poverty -- "You can't deny these people the presidency" : the 1968 campaign
Control code
ocn794700503
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760413
Lccn
2009044280
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700503
Label
President of the other America : Robert Kennedy and the politics of poverty, Edward R. Schmitt
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760413
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the New Deal to the new frontier : postwar prosperity, poverty, and the Kennedys -- At the fulcrum of the movement : deciding time -- Poverty and justice : defining a federal role -- Troubles and trials : from Dallas to Watts -- The education of a senator : seeking a "greater society" -- "Born in a storm" : the Bedford-Stuyvesant experiment -- "It became his issue" : fighting for the war on poverty -- "You can't deny these people the presidency" : the 1968 campaign
Control code
ocn794700503
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760413
Lccn
2009044280
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700503

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