The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers


Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and the Election of 1960

Eleanor Roosevelt did not initially support John Kennedy's quest for the presidency. Kennedy's victory at the 1960 Democratic convention did little to change her mind. Yet the candidate knew that her support was a key to his victory. The documents contained in this mini-edition recount the wariness with which they regarded one another and the steps they took to overcome this suspicion as they combined forces in the campaign's final days. The documentation of their rapprochement will interest those studying American politics, the Cold War, McCarthyism, civil rights, and the role of media in presidential elections.
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  • John Sears and June Hopkins, Associate Editors
  • Chris Alhambra, Electronic Editor
  • Michael Weeks, Assistant Editor
  • Mary Jo Binker, Christopher Brick, John Emrich, and Eugenia Gusev, Graduate Editorial Assistants
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  • The National Historical Publications and Records Commission
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • The Blum Kovler Foundation
  • The New York Times Foundation
  • The Ruth Tankersley Memorial Trust
  • The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
  • The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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