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Author Gould, Lewis L.

Title 1968 : the election that changed America / Lewis L. Gould
Edition Second edition
Published Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Series The American ways series
American ways series.
Contents On the eve of 1968 -- The president withdraws -- The violent spring -- Nixon's the one -- Democratic disaster at Chicago -- October surprises
Summary "The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American politics. In this brilliantly succinct narrative analysis, Lewis Gould shows how the events of that tumultuous year changed the way Americans felt about politics and their national leaders; how Republicans used the skills they brought to Richard Nixon's campaign to create a generation-long ascendancy in presidential politics; and how Democrats, divided and torn after 1968, emerged as only crippled challengers for the White House throughout most of the years until the early twenty-first century." "Bitterness over racial issues and the Vietnam War that marked the 1968 election continued to shape national affairs and to rile American society for years afterward. And the election accelerated an erosion of confidence in American institutions that has not yet reached a conclusion. In his lucid account, Mr. Gould emphasizes the importance of race as the campaign's key issue and examines the now infamous "October surprises" of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon as he describes the extraordinary events of what Eugene McCarthy later called the "Hard Year."" ""Succinct yet remarkably thorough."Journal of Southern History"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Elections -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009049669
ISBN 1566639107 (electronic bk.)
9781566639101 (electronic bk.)