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The Resource The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul, Michael Schumacher

The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul, Michael Schumacher

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The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul
Title
The contest
Title remainder
the 1968 election and the war for America's soul
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schumacher
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A dramatic, deeply informed account of one of the most consequential elections and periods in American history, 1968--rife with riots, assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik--was one of the most tumultuous years in the twentieth century, culminating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. The Contest tells the story of that contentious election and that remarkable year. Bringing a fresh perspective to events that still resonate half a century later, this book is especially timely, giving us the long view of a turning point in American culture and politics. Author Michael Schumacher sets the stage with a deep look at the people with important roles in the unfolding drama: Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and especially Hubert H. Humphrey, whose papers and journals afford surprising new insights. Following these politicians in the lead-up to the primaries, through the chaotic conventions, and down the home stretch to the general election, The Contest combines biographical and historical details to create a narrative as intimate in human detail as it is momentous in scope and significance. An election year when the competing forces of law and order and social justice were on the ballot, the Vietnam War divided the country, and the liberal regime begun with Franklin D. Roosevelt was on the defensive, 1968 marked a profound shift in the nation's culture and sense of itself. Thorough in its research and spellbinding in the telling, Schumacher's book brings sharp focus to that year and its lessons for our current critical moment in American politics
  • A dramatic, deeply informed account of one of the most consequential elections and periods in American history
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YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Schumacher, Michael
Dewey number
973.923
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E851
LC item number
.S38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • United States
  • USA
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • Protestbewegung
  • Präsidentenwahl
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • USA
Label
The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul, Michael Schumacher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 518-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hubert Humphrey : the long road to contention -- Eugene McCarthy : making of a grassroots candidacy -- Richard Nixon : reboot -- George Wallace : politics of race -- Robert Kennedy : shadows of indecision -- New Hampshire : victorious losers -- Wisconsin : a reward for the challenger -- Torrents of rage and sorrow -- Indiana : killing floor -- Nebraska : expectations, high and low -- Oregon : McCarthy's big stand -- California : a time to be born, a time to die -- Summer doldrums -- Miami : "Let's win this one for Ike" -- Resistance -- Chicago : preserving disorder -- The final lap -- America votes
Control code
1007308408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 540 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816692897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007308408
Label
The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul, Michael Schumacher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 518-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hubert Humphrey : the long road to contention -- Eugene McCarthy : making of a grassroots candidacy -- Richard Nixon : reboot -- George Wallace : politics of race -- Robert Kennedy : shadows of indecision -- New Hampshire : victorious losers -- Wisconsin : a reward for the challenger -- Torrents of rage and sorrow -- Indiana : killing floor -- Nebraska : expectations, high and low -- Oregon : McCarthy's big stand -- California : a time to be born, a time to die -- Summer doldrums -- Miami : "Let's win this one for Ike" -- Resistance -- Chicago : preserving disorder -- The final lap -- America votes
Control code
1007308408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 540 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816692897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007308408

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