Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Political Science - 289 pages
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In recent years historians have paid substantial attention to the origins of modern political conservatism and the record of the Nixon administration in building a Republican majority in the late twentieth century. In Richard Nixon and the Quest for a
  

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Following his election in 1968, President Nixon planned to bring together lower- and middle-class Catholics, Irish, Poles, and white Southerners in a conservative majority that would end the more than ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS The Republican Quest for a Majority in the 1960s
5
AMERICA AND THE SILENT MAJORITY Issues 19691970
37
REALIGNMENT GOING ON The Redefintion of the Republican Party 1970
77
AMERICAN REVOLUTION Issues 19701972
113
PRESIDENT NIXON FOR PRESIDENT The Rejection of the Republican Party 1972
161
FROM NIXON TO REAGAN The End of the Quest for a New Majority 19721976
192
CONCLUSION
235
NOTES
241
BIBLIOGRAPHY
267
INDEX
281

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Robert Mason is lecturer in history at the University of Edinburgh.

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