1968, Richard Nixon Defeats Hubert Humphrey, George C. Wallace: The Rise Of The “New Left” – Guest Essayist: Professor Steve Knott

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A House Divided: The Presidential Election of 1968

The presidential election of 1968 was held amidst a deluge of violence and civil unrest. That the United States managed to survive this annus horribilis was a testament to the resilience of its people and of its constitutional framework. The simple fact that the election proceeded apace, as did a peaceful transition of power from one party to another, were welcomed signs of health in a body politic that some considered to be terminally ill.

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