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

Aram Goudsouzian

Abstract

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 year. It was the last "Old Politics" campaign, where political machines and party bosses determined the major nominees, even as the "New Politics" of grassroots participation powered primary elections. It was an election that showed how candidates from both the Left and Right could seize on "hot-button" issues to alter the larger political dynamic. It showcased the power of television to "package" p ... More

Keywords: presidents, politics, elections, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Robert F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, George Wallace, Nelson Rockefeller

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651095
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aram Goudsouzian, author
University of Memphis