Chapter

Introduction

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034850
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter highlights 1960 as a landmark election year in U.S. political history. It outlines several ways in which the 1960 presidential election was remarkable. While the book makes references to several works focusing on this crucial election, it intends to offer a new perspective in this book by providing an overview emphasizing on the most critical and controversial events and issues. The book prominently deals with the reasons behind John F. Kennedy's win and Richard M. Nixon's defeat and provides a contemporary reinterpretation.

Keywords: John F. Kennedy; Richard M. Nixon; U.S. presidential election; election campaigning; Cold War; American politics

Chapter.  953 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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