Menendez, Albert J.

The Religious Factor in the 1960 Presidential Election : An Analysis of the Kennedy Victory Over Anti-Catholic Prejudice - Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011. - 1 online resource (273 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Before Kennedy; 2. The Kennedy Campaign and the Issue of Religion; 3. The Propaganda War; 4. The National Vote; 5. The Election by Region; 6. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Case Studies; 7. Epilogue and Summing Up; Appendix; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index

The candidacy of John F. Kennedy provoked widespread discussion of issues relating to church and state and to the role of Catholics in American politics. This text is the inside story of that dramatic campaign and is the first scholarly examination based on actual voting returns. It includes a detailed analysis of the vote in every state, revealing that religion affected the outcome of the election far more than previously thought. Kennedy lost more votes than he gained due to his religious affiliation, but by crafting a strong coalition, he prevailed in one of the closest races in presidentia

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Anti-Catholicism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Religion.
Kennedy, John F. --(John Fitzgerald), --1917-1963 --Religion.
Kennedy, John F. --(John Fitzgerald), --1917-1963.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1960.
Religion and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.


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