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Party Hopping: Strom Thurmond and the Origins of the Modern GOP

Joseph Crespino

in Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199845392
eISBN:
9780199365104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845392.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This chapter re-examines a signal moment in modern American politics: the collapse of the Solid Democratic South and the emergence of white southern conservatives as the core of a potent national ... More


Race, Grassroots Activism, and the Evolution of the Republican Right in South Carolina, 1952–1974

John W. White

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that between 1952 and 1974 the South Carolina Republican Party constructed a strong alternative based on appeals to mainstream white voters who were turned off by what they viewed ... 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


The White Press and the Dixiecrat Revolt

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/9780252041228.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the early 1940s, when McCray’s newspaper and the NAACP began to revive black activism in South Carolina, the state’s white press paid little attention. They believed the issue of white supremacy ... More


Favorite Son

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/9781469651095.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Six covers the Republican National Convention in Miami, concentrating on the behind-the-scenes campaign of Ronald Reagan. The new governor of California communicated the principles of the New ... More


Breaking the Silence

Roger J. Porter

in Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449871
eISBN:
9780801460968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449871.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines two autobiographies in which the writers show how their fathers kept them from knowing the truth of their identities: Essie Mae Washington-Williams's Dear Senator and Bliss ... More


Making the Case for Segregation

Peter Charles Hoffer

in The Search for Justice: Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226614281
eISBN:
9780226614458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226614458.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Given the chance to make the case for segregated schools, or at least for delay of desegregation, the attorneys general of the southern states marshaled evidence and argument, and presented it to the ... More


Containing Challenges: The Triumphs of Harry Truman in the Presidential Election of 1948

Michael F. Hopkins

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/9780813169057.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the place of foreign policy issues in national debates on the eve of the 1948 election. It profiles the four candidates (Harry Truman, Thomas Dewey, Henry Wallace, and Strom ... More


Southerners and the Debate over the War’s Conduct, 1967

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/9780813161044.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

As the war became mired in a murderous stalemate during 1967, influential southern hawks pressured President Johnson to comply with military requests for another two hundred thousand US troops in ... More


From New Deal to New Right

Robert A. Goldberg (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/9780252042256.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay foregrounds the beliefs of Ezra Taft Benson concerning the social, political, and diplomatic crises facing the United States since World War II in the context of the rise of the American ... More


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