1968: The Election That Changed America / Edition 1

1968: The Election That Changed America / Edition 1

by Lewis L. Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 156663010X

ISBN-13: 9781566630108

Pub. Date: 02/01/1993

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American politics. In this compact and evenhanded narrative analysis, Lewis L. Gould shows how the events of 1968 changed the way Americans felt about politics and their leaders; how Republicans used the skills they brought to Richard Nixon's campaign to create a generation-long ascendancy in

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The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American politics. In this compact and evenhanded narrative analysis, Lewis L. Gould shows how the events of 1968 changed the way Americans felt about politics and their leaders; how Republicans used the skills they brought to Richard Nixon's campaign to create a generation-long ascendancy in presidential politics; how Democrats, divided and torn after 1968, emerged as only crippled challengers for the White House throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Bitterness over racial issues and the Vietnam War that marked the 1968 election continued to shape national affairs. The election, Mr. Gould observes, accelerated an erosion of confidence in American institutions that has not yet reached a conclusion. In this lucid account he considers the phenomena of Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy, the campaigns of Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, and George Wallace, and the extraordinary events of what McCarthy later called the "Hard Year."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566630108
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
American Ways Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: On the Eve of 1968
Chapter 2: The President Withdraws
Chapter 3: The Violent Spring
Chapter 4: Nixon's the One
Chapter 5: Democratic Disaster at Chicago
Chapter 6: October Surprises
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