John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address: Sources

Primary Sources

Kennedy, John F.. "President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address.” 26 Jan. 1964. Our Documents.gov [https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=91&page=transcript].

Secondary Sources

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Ericson, David F. “Presidential Inaugural Addresses and American Political Culture.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 4, 1997, pp. 727–44.

Frank, James. “JFK's Inaugural Speech: Great but Silent On Racial Woes.” 20 January 2011. National Public Radio. [https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2011/01/20/133083711/jfks-inaugural-speech-great-but-incomplete-on-race]

Meyer, Sam. “The John F. Kennedy Inauguration Speech: Function and Importance of Its ‘Address System.’” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 4, 1982, pp. 239–50, doi:10.1080/02773948209390657.

Reid, Harry. “Reid Honors Kennedy Inaugural 50 Years after his Historic Call for Unity on Earth and Exploration into the Heavens.” Remarks delivered at a Congressional ceremony honoring of the 50th anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address 20 January 2010. Senate Democratic Communications Center, Congressional Documents and Publications, 2011.

Ryan, Halford, ed. The Inaugural Addresses of Twentieth-Century American Presidents. ABC/CLIO,1993.

Silvestri, Vito N. “Background Perspectives on John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address.” Political Communication, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 1991, pp. 1–15, doi:10.1080/10584609.1991.9962904.

Windt, Theodore O. American Orators of the Twentieth Century: Critical Studies and Sources, Greenwood Press, 1987.

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