Jimmy Carter and the Energy Crisis of the 1970s The Crisis of Confidence Speech of July 15, 1979

ISBN-10: 0312401221

ISBN-13: 9780312401221

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel Horowitz

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In a decade of constant crises, perhaps the most formidable challenge that Americans faced in the 1970s was the energy shortage. An era of inexpensive and seemingly unlimited supplies of oil came to an end with the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 and strained the nation’s economy for the remainder of the decade. In his “Crisis of Confidence” speech, one of the most remarkable political addresses in American history, President Jimmy Carter drew connections between America’s increasing dependence on foreign oil and what he considered larger, more spiritual problems that plagued the nation. Through carefully selected documents that bring together the high-level White House decision-making process and the national conversation about energy, Daniel Horowitz helps students understand both the crises of the 1970s and the continuing relationship between American economic and foreign policy. An introduction by the editor, headnotes to documents, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography provide further pedagogical support.
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List price: $16.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 8/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 203
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Cast of Characters
INTRODUCTION: Jimmy Carter and an Age of Diminished Expectations
The 1970s: A Decade of Tumult and Transformation
Americans Contemplate the Consequences of Changed Circumstances
A Presidency and a Nation in Crisis
Patrick Caddell and the American Spiritual Crisis
Conflicting Advice for a President
The President Addresses the Nation
The Documents
Carter Declares the Energy Crisis the "Moral Equivalent of War"
Jimmy Carter, The Energy Problem, April 18, 1977
David Stockman, The Wrong War? The Case against a National Energy Policy, Fall 1978
Tom Morganthau and Others, The Energy Plague, July 2, 1979
National Review, Carter on the Titanic: Editorial, July 27, 1979
Religion, Materialism, and Leadership: Traditions on Which Carter Drew
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835 and 1840
Jimmy Carter, Handwritten Notes on Conversation with Daniel Bell at White House, May 30, 1979
Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism, 1979
Robert Bellah, Human Conditions for a Good Society, March 25,1979
Debates within the Administration
Stuart Eizenstat, Memo to the President, June 28, 1979
Esther Peterson, Energy Conservation Program: Memo to the President, June 28, 1979
Achsah Nesmith, Walter Shapiro, and Gordon Stewart, Energy Speech: Memo to Gerald Rafshoon and Hendrik Hertzberg, June 29, 1979
Hamilton Jordan, Memo to the President, July 3, 1979
Walter Mondale, Energy Speech: Memo to the President, July 3, 1979
Marshall Loeb, How to Counter OPEC, July 9, 1979
Gerald Rafshoon, Memo to the President, July 10, 1979
Preparation and Delivery of July 15, 1979, Speech
Jimmy Carter, Handwritten Notes in Preparation for Speech, July 11, 1979
The Daily Diary of President Jimmy Carter, July 15, 1979
Jimmy Carter, Energy and National Goals, July 15, 1979
Reactions to the Speech
The Press
The Wall Street Journal, The Real Jimmy Carter: Editorial, July 17, 1979
National Review, Gantry on Energy: Editorial, August 3, 1979
Progressive, Carter's Crisis -- and Ours: Comment, September 1979
AFL-CIO Federationist, Coming to Grips with the Energy Crisis, August 1979
Theodore A. Snyder, Jr., Our Energy Future -- A Time to Choose: Editorial, September/October 1979
Ethnic and Religious Groups
Jewish Week, Two Cheers for a Start: Editorial, July 15, 1979
America, Energy Sermon: Editorial, July 28, 1979
Christian Index, Christians Should Lead in Conservation: Editorial, July 26, 1979
Letters from Citizens
Hugh Carter, President's Messages of 7/15/79 and 7/16/79, July 17, 1979
Bell, Bellah, and Lasch
Robert Bellah, A Night at Camp David, July 27, 1979
Christopher Lasch, Letter to Patrick Caddell, July 18, 1979
Political Opposition
Edward M. Kennedy, Speech, November 7, 1979
Ronald Reagan, A Vision for America, November 3, 1980
Looking Back
Dick Cheney, Speech, April 30, 2001
Ralph Nader, Dick Cheney and Conservation, May 1, 2001
Jimmy Carter, Misinformation and Scare Tactics, May 17, 2001
Thomas L. Friedman, A Failure to Imagine, May 19, 2002
A Chronology of Events Surrounding the Energy Crisis of the 1970s (1973���1981
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