Encyclopedia of the Clinton Presidency

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Political Science - 402 pages
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First president of his generation. Second president to be impeached. Bill Clinton led the nation during eight years of unprecedented economic prosperity and peace, creating millions of new jobs, swapping deficit for surplus, and advancing his agenda of social programs. Yet he was riddled with scandal. This encyclopedia of more than 230 alphabetical entries covers all the major events, issues, and personalities of the Clinton administration, including full treatments of his impeachment, Whitewater, Travelgate, Monica, key members of his administration, Congressional opponents, foreign and domestic policy, elections, laws, terms and catchphrases, and national and foreign events that impacted Clinton's presidency. This balanced account is a perfect reference for students of, detractors from, and supporters of, William Jefferson Clinton.

Among the domestic issues covered are health care reform, gays in the military, abortion, gun control, and welfare reform. Also included are the many foreign policy issues Clinton dealt with such as Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East. Numerous charts, tables, and graphs provide vital statistical information about legislation, the economy, federal spending, election returns, and crime during the Clinton years. A chronology of events and many photos accompany the text. Thorough cross-referencing will aid researchers, as will bibliographies of print and Internet sources following each entry.


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Clinton seemed to bring out both the best and the worst in himself and others, and his presidency will remain fiercely contested political terrain. Here, Levy (history and political science, York Coll ... Read full review

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PETER B. LEVY is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at York College of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Encyclopedia of the Reagan-Bush Years (Greenwood Press, 1996), America in the Sixties-Right, Left, and Center: A Documentary History (1998), The Civil Rights Movement (1998), 100 Key Documents in American Democracy (1999), and Let Freedom Ring: A Documentary History of the Civil Rights Movement (Greenwood Press, 1992). He also serves as the editor of the Greenwood series Shapers of the Great Debates. He is currently completing a case study of the civil rights movement in Cambridge, Maryland, and is investigating the question, What can one do with a history degree?

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