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The Resource Presidents and the people : the partisan story of going public, Melvin C. Laracey

Presidents and the people : the partisan story of going public, Melvin C. Laracey

Label
Presidents and the people : the partisan story of going public
Title
Presidents and the people
Title remainder
the partisan story of going public
Statement of responsibility
Melvin C. Laracey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When the American president cannot get his way with Congress on something of great importance to him, he often appeals "over the heads" of Congress, directly to the American people. This kind of appeal and the frequent use of the media to generate support for presidential policies face criticism (especially from policy critics) as an unconstitutional means of subverting the executive-legislative power balance intended by the Constitution. Melvin C. Laracey, in this historical interpretation of presidential efforts to marshal public opinion in support of policy positions, challenges the notion that direct appeals are either recent or unconstitutional."
  • "Presidents and the People offers the first comprehensive study of presidential communication with the public on policy matters and of popular and elite attitudes toward going public. Laracey demonstrates that the practice did not begin with Roosevelt's Fireside Chats, Kennedy's televised press conferences, or Bill Clinton's town meetings. Rather, historically, it has included earlier media such as presidentially sponsored newspapers. The relative absence of policy issues from earlier presidential speeches represented not an aversion to going public, but a preference for the printed word in a society in which speeches reached only the immediate audience."--Jacket
Member of
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laracey, Mel
Dewey number
302.2/24/0883510973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK511
LC item number
.L37 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Joseph V. Hughes, Jr., and Holly O. Hughes series in the presidency and leadership studies
Series volume
no. 10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Public opinion
  • Communication in politics
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Communication in politics
  • Presidents
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • Politieke communicatie
  • Presidenten
  • Publieke opinie
Label
Presidents and the people : the partisan story of going public, Melvin C. Laracey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Just whose Constitution is it, anyway? -- The presidential newspaper : the forgotten way of going public -- The presidential newspaper, 1836-60 : the rest of the story -- The old norm against going public : Constitutional principle or partisan fancy? -- Presidents and public communication in the late nineteenth century : the reign and fall of the Whigs -- The evolution of going public -- The legitimacy of going public -- Appendix A. Explanation of typology classifications -- Appendix B. Contents of the Washington Globe during the 1833-34 battle over Andrew Jackson's withdrawal of deposits from the Bank of the United States -- Appendix C. References (direct and indirect) to the Philippines Territory and the Spanish-American War in McKinley's speeches of late 1899
Control code
50639826
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 267 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781585449538
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50639826
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Presidents and the people : the partisan story of going public, Melvin C. Laracey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Just whose Constitution is it, anyway? -- The presidential newspaper : the forgotten way of going public -- The presidential newspaper, 1836-60 : the rest of the story -- The old norm against going public : Constitutional principle or partisan fancy? -- Presidents and public communication in the late nineteenth century : the reign and fall of the Whigs -- The evolution of going public -- The legitimacy of going public -- Appendix A. Explanation of typology classifications -- Appendix B. Contents of the Washington Globe during the 1833-34 battle over Andrew Jackson's withdrawal of deposits from the Bank of the United States -- Appendix C. References (direct and indirect) to the Philippines Territory and the Spanish-American War in McKinley's speeches of late 1899
Control code
50639826
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 267 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781585449538
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50639826
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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