The Presidency: Facing a Constitutional Crossroads

The Presidency: Facing Constitutional Crossroads

Edited by the Miller Center's Michael Nelson and Barbara A. Perry, this collection of essays provides deep historical and constitutional context


Praise for the book

When you come to a crossroads, choose wisely. This rich collection can help our nation do just that, arriving at our moment of anxiety over the way forward. Each scholarly treatise reminds that the presidency has faced and survived constitutional chasms. The history and careful political scholarship offered here should enlighten and inspire us all.

—Ann Compton, former ABC News White House correspondent


About the editors

Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a senior fellow at the Miller Center.  In recent years his books have won the American Political Science Association’s Richard Neustadt Award and the Southern Political Science Association’s V.O. Key Award.

Barbara A. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 16 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties.