Campaigns and Hurricanes: A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi

Campaigns and Hurricanes: A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi traces the presidential visits from William McKinley to Barack Obama and sets each visit into its historical context. Readers will learn that of the forty-five visits made to Mississippi by sitting presidents, eighteen were for disaster recovery, eleven were to campaign, eight were in support of policy proposals, three were purely recreational, and five had singular purposes--for example, university commencement ceremonies or military inspections. Mixed in the history of these visits are anecdotes and discussions of issues, trends, politics, and the people shaping the moments that brought US presidents to Mississippi.
Title
Campaigns and Hurricanes: A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi
Published
University Press of Mississippi, March 2018
ISBN
9781496816467
On the web
Citation
Campaigns and Hurricanes: A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi (University Press of Mississippi, March 2018), http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/2122.