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Every Way Out: Vietnam, American National Identity, and the 1968 Presidential Election

Sandra Scanlon

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The prominence of foreign policy—specifically the Vietnam War—during the 1968 presidential election has long been recognized by scholars. This chapter examines the campaigns of the three presidential ... More


1968

Rob Christensen

in The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651040
eISBN:
9781469651064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1968 election saw the transformation of North Carolina elections with Republicans and African-Americans becoming rising political forces. Campaigning on a law and order ticket, Scott won by ... More


Potomac Fever: Continuing Quest for the U.S. Presidency

Newell G. Bringhurst (ed.)

in Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ezra Taft Benson, as President Eisenhower's secretary of agriculture from 1953 to 1961, emerged as a leading spokesman for political conservatism on matters dealing with farming. After leaving that ... More


Mutual Hostility as A Fact of Life: The Nixon-Ford Years

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the Vietnam War and how it dominated the 1968 election. With half a million U.S. troops already in Indochina, the year began with LBJ's call for three hundred thousand more ... More


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