What They Wished For American Catholics and American Presidents, 1960-2004 / Lawrence J. McAndrews.
- Athens : University of Georgia Press, 
- Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2014
1 online resource (518 p.)
- Presidents -- United States -- History.
Catholics -- United States -- History.
Catholics -- Political activity -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- As a religious bloc, Roman Catholics constitute the most populous religious denomination in the United States, comprising one in four Americans. With the election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960, they attained a political prominence to match their rapidly ascending socioeconomic and cultural profile. From Vietnam to Iraq, the civil rights movement to federal funding for faith-based initiatives, and from birth control to abortion, American Catholics have won at least as often as they have lost. What They Wished For by Lawrence J. McAndrews traces the role of American Catholics in presid
- Catholics and John Kennedy (1961-1963)
Catholics and Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969)
Catholics and Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
Catholics and Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Catholics and Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
Catholics and Ronald Regan (1981-1989)
Catholics and George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
Catholics and Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
Catholics and George W. Bush (2001-2004).
- Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-483) and index.
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