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The Little Man

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Eight explores the phenomenon of George Wallace. In September, his third-party candidacy surged in the polls and stoked fears about the entire political system. His popularity revealed the ... More


Creative Chaos

Joseph R. Fitzgerald

in The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176499
eISBN:
9780813176529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176499.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter chronicles Richardson’s travels to northern cities to aid local activists who were building freedom movements based on the same issues addressed in Cambridge: jobs, housing, health care, ... 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


Marshall Frady’s: Wallace

Scott Sherman

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Wallace, by Marshall Frady. First published in 1968, Wallace is a biography of Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama. The book received wide acclaim, during a period when ... More


Right Turn?: The Republican Party and African American Politics in Post-1965 Mississippi

Chris Danielson

in Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049878
eISBN:
9780813050348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049878.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chris Danielson takes up the Mississippi story after 1964 and provides a somewhat different interpretation of succeeding events than Rebecca Miller Davis implies. Danielson acknowledges that race did ... More


Bring us Together

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Ten begins with Election Day, explaining the results and their meaning for the future of American politics. It also traces the careers of the candidates beyond the election, considering them ... More


Texas Philosophy, Nashville Agrarianism, Reagan Republicanism, and the Neo-Confederacy: The Influence of M. E. Bradford

Fred Arthur Bailey

in Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049878
eISBN:
9780813050348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049878.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Fred Arthur Bailey provides a compelling, even chilling, view into the mind of one of modern conservatism's intellectual heroes: Melvin E. Bradford. Bailey's chapter dwells on Bradford's Texas ... More


Dorothy Height: October 5, 1963, First Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0026
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on March 24, 1912, in Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy Irene Height attended public schools in Rankin, Pennsylvania. Known for her oratorical skills, Height led the United Christian Youth Movement, ... More


Prologue

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.3
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows that it was more a path emerging than a promise fulfilled that put Nina Simone on a makeshift stage in Montgomery, Alabama, on a sodden March night in 1965. Nina wanted to sing for ... More


Color-Blind Conservatism and the Great White Switch

Sid Bedingfield

in Newspaper Wars: Civil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041228
eISBN:
9780252099830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041228.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the effort by former segregationist editors to unite whites against rising black political clout after passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. ... More


Southerners and the Decisions to Withdraw from Vietnam, 1968–1970

Joseph A. Fry

in The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Following the Vietnamese communist Tet Offensive of early 1968, Presidents Johnson and Nixon reluctantly made the decisions that would ultimately lead to US withdrawal from Vietnam. As these ... More


Rural Radicalism in Our Time

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the post-war years, many farm groups continued the tradition of non-violent protest against falling crop prices and community decline. But falling incomes and rising racial resentments in the ... More


The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Aram Goudsouzian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The presidential election of 1968 forever changed American politics. In this character-driven narrative history, Aram Goudsouzian portrays the key transformations that played out over that dramatic ... More


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