Center for Presidential History


The Center for Presidential History seeks to publish the fruits of its labor, in collaboration with participating scholars and institutions from all over the world.  Below you will find information on the books for which the CPH has secured publishing contracts, as well as the conferences associated with these books.

The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, November 2015)

View information on the accompanying conference, hosted on November 7, 2013, including video of the event, featuring contributing authors Drs. Frank Costigliola (UConn), Linda Eads (SMU), Jeffrey Engel (SMU), Matthew Jones (London School of Economics), William Hitchcock (Virginia), and Tisa Wenger (Yale).

Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of American Religion and Politics, edited by Darren Dochuk and Matthew Sutton (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, December 2015)

This book stems from a conference held at SMU on November 6, 2014, in partnership with the Danforth Center for Religion and Politics at Washington University in Saint Louis. The conference was titled, "Religion and Politics in 21st Century America."

When Life Strikes the White House: Death, Scandal, Illness, and the Responsibilities of a President (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

This book started as a conference held at SMU on February 18-19, 2014.  This conference was co-sponsored by SMU’s Center for Presidential History, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, and John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, as well as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.