Four More Years: Further Reading
The following is a list of sources used or consulted in the making of the BackStory episode, “Four More Years: A History of Presidential Inaugurations,” broadcast in January 2013. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Mentioned on the Show:
Joanne Freeman, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic. Yale University Press, 2002
William J. Cooper, Jefferson Davis, American. Vintage, 2001
George Rable, Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908. The University of North Carolina Press, 2011
Listen to Lyndon B. Johnson take the oath of office on Air Force One.
Read the New York Times on Inauguration Day.
The Library of Congress has a substantial archive on presidential inaugurations.
Greg Downs, God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War. The University of North Carolina Press, 2010
Jim Bendat, Democracy’s Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President, 1789-2013. iUniverse Star, 2012.
Gary Scott Smith, Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. “Inaugurating the Presidency”, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2, Priorities and Strategies in Foreign Policy: 1985-1989 (Spring, 1985), pp. 394-411
David F. Ericson, “Presidential Inaugural Addresses and American Political Culture,” Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 27, No. 4, (Fall, 1997), pp. 727-744