Nixon Rides the Backlash to Victory: Racial Politics in the 1968 Presidential Campaign

@article{Mayer2001NixonRT,
  title={Nixon Rides the Backlash to Victory: Racial Politics in the 1968 Presidential Campaign},
  author={J. D. Mayer},
  journal={The Historian},
  year={2001},
  volume={64},
  pages={351 - 366}
}
  • J. D. Mayer
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • The Historian
  • he 1968 presidential campaign between Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, T and George Wallace was suffused with the politics of race. When the election ended, the winner was Nixon, who had promised to calm down the heated passions by going slow on racial progress and cracking down on violence and crime. Yet perhaps the real winner was Wallace, who demonstrated the willingness of millions of angry whites to vote for a vulgar racist whose policy proposals were scarcely more than slogans. Conversely… CONTINUE READING

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    Memos to the President" File, Nixon Project, National Archives and Records Administration