Perspectives on the Forty-second
Edited by Todd G. Shields, Jeannie M. Whayne, and
Donald R. Kelley
Foreword by David H. Pryor, former Arkansas governor and
first in-depth critical assessment of the Clinton presidency.
In 2002 a distinguished
interdisciplinary group of scholars gathered at the Diane
D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the
University of Arkansas to provide a critical evaluation
of the Clinton-Gore administration. Their groundbreaking
assessment of the most controversial president in modern
times treats such crucial topics as race, women, and minorities;
the character issue; foreign policy; and the media. This
book provides a unique vantage point on the “Clinton
riddle” that all future studies will need to consider.
G. Shields is director of the Blair Center,
chair of the Political Science Department, and associate
professor of political science at the University of Arkansas,
and the author of Money Matters: Campaign Finance Reform
and Congressional Elections.
is chair of the History Department and professor of history
at the University of Arkansas, editor of the Arkansas
Historical Quarterly, and the author or co-author of
including the award-winning A New Plantation South:
Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in the Twentieth Century
Arkansas (University of Virginia Press).
is the director of the Fulbright Institute of International
Relations and professor of comparative politics at the University
of Arkansas, and the editor of After
Communism: Perspectives on Democracy (University
of Arkansas, 2003) and Soviet Politics from Brezhnev
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