Title

Eisenhower And Kennedy - A Comparison Of Confrontations At Little-Rock And Ole Miss

Authors

M. Stern

Title - Alternative

Policy Stud. J.

Keywords

Political Science; Public Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the ways in which President Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy reacted to the civil rights crises in Little Pock in 1957 and at Ole Miss in 1962. A side theme is to assess presidential learning by seeing what Kennedy learned from the lessons taught by Eisenhower. Each president was reluctant to commit federal troops to enforcing civil rights, was concerned about the problems associated with federalism, and ended up feeling forced to commit troops nonetheless. The message is that despite the presidents' best intentions, coops ultimately had to be committed. Kennedy was unable to avoid the traps that Eisenhower had encountered and the imposition of the national government on the enforcement of civil rights was firmly established.

Publication Title

Policy Studies Journal

Volume

21

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

575

Last Page

588

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993MR77300013

ISSN

0190-292X

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