Popular Images of American Presidents

Synopsis

The contributors to this volume examine the popular images of 22 American presidents. They attempt to determine the public standing of these presidencies and consider each president in terms of his image over time. It is argued that fluctuations in succeeding generations' interpretations of past presidents are significant to understanding the kaleidoscopic nature of presidential images. A variety of analytical approaches is employed, including examination of historical narrative, content analysis of editorials and news coverage, and explication of public opinion survey data.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler
  • John J. Reed
  • L. Gerald Bursey
  • Vincent P. De Santis
  • John S. Latcham
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988