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President of the Other Americas (Paperback)

Edward R. Schmitt

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Paperback. Robert Kennedy's abbreviated run for the presidency in 1968 has assumed almost mythical proportions in American memory. His campaign has been romanticised because of its tragi.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 344 pages. 0.600. N° de ref. de la librería 9781558499041

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Título: President of the Other Americas (Paperback)

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

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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 antipoverty 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. Although critics at the time accused him of opportunistically veering left in order to outflank an unpopular president, a closer look at the historical record reveals a steady evolution rather than a dramatic shift in his politics.

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Edward R. Schmitt is associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside.

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