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Promises kept : John F. Kennedy's new frontier / Irving Bernstein.

By: Bernstein, Irving, 1916-2001.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991Description: viii, 342 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195046412 (alk. paper); 9780195046410 (alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 | United States -- Economic policy -- 1961-1971 | United States -- Social policy | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Politics History, 1961-63 | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Promises kept.DDC classification: 973.922 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
America in 1960 -- Civil rights: confrontation -- Civil rights: year of decision, 1963 -- Keynesian turn: the tax cut -- Wrestling with structural unemployment -- Updating the New Deal -- Federal aid for education -- A battle lost: Medicare -- The Peace Corps -- If men were angels.
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E840 .W5 The making of the President, 1960. E841 .A2 1968 The missile crisis. E841 .A54 1999 The sixties / E841 .B43 1991 Promises kept : E841 .B6 1968 The American revolution; E841 .D45 The making of a missile crisis, October 1962 / E841 .D5 The Cuban missile crisis.

America in 1960 -- Civil rights: confrontation -- Civil rights: year of decision, 1963 -- Keynesian turn: the tax cut -- Wrestling with structural unemployment -- Updating the New Deal -- Federal aid for education -- A battle lost: Medicare -- The Peace Corps -- If men were angels.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-317) and index.

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CHOICE Review

Historian Bernstein offers an insightful analysis of John F. Kennedy's presidency. Bernstein focuses on the key features of Kennedy's domestic policy: civil rights, taxes, unemployment, education, and Medicare. He also includes a chapter on the Peace Corps. Bernstein thus writes a solid historical account of the domestic initiatives during the Kennedy administration that should provide a good counterargument to Kennedy revisionists who claim that Kennedy engaged primarily in grandiose talk but took little concrete action. Bernstein's "naked conclusion is that {{Kennedy}} was a very successful President, that the revisionists are dead wrong." The analysis certainly supports that conclusion. The book is clear, concise, and well written; also well indexed and organized. The style is academic without being inaccessible. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in the fields of history and political science should find this book interesting and informative. -M. E. Stuckey, University of Mississippi

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<br> About the Author<br> Irving Bernstein is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His works include The Lean Years, Turbulent Years and A Caring Society--an acclaimed trilogy on the American worker in the era of the Great Depression.<br>

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