Research

Center for Presidential History

Publications

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 and public events associated with these books.


Columns to Characters: The Presidency and the Press Enter the Digital Age
edited by Stephanie A. Martin
(Texas A&M University Press, 1 November 2017)

This upcoming publication started as a conference held at SMU on February 17, 2015, co-sponsored by SMU’s Center for Presidential History, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, and Meadows School of the Arts’ Divisions of Communication Studies and Journalism.

 


When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House
(Oxford University Press, released on 4 April 2017)

This book started as a conference held at SMU on February 18-19, 2014, 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.

 


Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of American Religion and Politics
edited by Darren Dochuk and Matthew Sutton
(Oxford University Press, released on 24 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."

 


The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea (Oxford University Press, released on 21 December 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).