Hellhounds on the Campaign Trail: Region, Religion, and Manhood in Jimmy Carter’s Race for the White House

Maarten Zwiers*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    This chapter analyzes Jimmy Carter’s 1976 presidential campaign as a telling prelude to his presidency. Carter’s parents had a forceful influence on his personality. Masculinity, regional identity, and religion made the Carter campaign a very distinctive phenomenon with a highly personalistic nature. However, the "good old boy" club that was the basis for Carter’s successful bid for the White House eventually undid his presidency. After victory, latent feelings of regional inferiority, in combination with religious zeal and an obsession with control, rose to the surface and handicapped the Carter administration.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelProfiles in Power
    SubtitelPersonality, Persona, and the U.S. President
    RedacteurenJelte Olthof, Maarten Zwiers
    Plaats van productieLeiden and Boston
    Aantal pagina's22
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-90-04-42264-3
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-04-41444-0
    StatusPublished - aug-2020

    Publicatie series

    NaamBiography Studies

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