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Divided they fell : [electronic resource] the demise of the Democratic Party, 1964-1996 / Ronald Radosh.

By: Radosh, Ronald.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Free Press, c1996Description: xiii, 298 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0684828103; 9780684828107; 0684863626; 9780684863627.Subject(s): Democratic Party (U.S.) | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- | Democratic Party (U.S.) | Democratic Party | Verval (geschiedenis) | Demokratische Partei (USA) | Geschichte 1964-1996DDC classification: 324.2736 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
1. Atlantic City 1964: The First Fault Line in the New Deal Coalition -- 2. The New Politics Convention -- 3. Vietnam: The Great Wedge -- 4. McCarthy and the Quixotic Campaign -- 5. The Chicago Convention: The New Left Strikes Back -- 6. McGovernism and the Captured Party -- 7. The Wilderness Years: From Carter to Reagan-Bush -- 8. The Clinton Contradiction: The Campaign and the Presidency.
Summary: In 1983, Ronald Radosh's co-authored book The Rosenberg File established once and for all that the celebrated "victims" of McCarthyism were, in fact, guilty. As an anticommunist Democrat, Radosh has for decades focused his historiographic laserbeam on both foreign and domestic affairs, from Latin America to Washington. Now, in this startling history, Radosh takes a close look at his own party. Drawing on original archival materials concerning key Democrats such as Scoop.Summary: Jackson, Eugene McCarthy, and Allard Lowenstein, Radosh challenges conventional wisdom at several points. He argues that the Student Nonviolent coordinating Committee was wrong in its allegation that white liberals sold out the black freedom movement in 1964, an allegation that has become a touchstone of civil-rights history. He reanalyzes the evidence surrounding the infamous 1968 Chicago Convention riots, arguing that yippie leaders intentionally provoked violent.Summary: clashes with the police. And he resurrects Scoop Jackson's 1972 candidacy, showing how Jackson's positions might have held together the party's vital center - if only the apparatchiks had not united behind a hopelessly unelectable George McGovern. The second half of the story, from the wilderness years of Reagan-Bush to the plurality victory of Bill Clinton, reveals a widening fault line in the party's traditional liberal-labor coalition. With labor in disarray, with.Summary: suburban voters turning Republican, the party has lost its New Deal "have-not" base, exchanging it for an urban minority. In the tumultuous 1994 elections, not a single incumbent Republican lost, while dozens of Democrats were turned out of office. Since then, over two-hundred officeholding members have changed parties. Bill Clinton may well manage to win reelection, and the Democrats may temporarily recapture state Houses or even Congress, but they have lost their.Summary: definition, their purpose, and their majority support.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-276) and index.

1. Atlantic City 1964: The First Fault Line in the New Deal Coalition -- 2. The New Politics Convention -- 3. Vietnam: The Great Wedge -- 4. McCarthy and the Quixotic Campaign -- 5. The Chicago Convention: The New Left Strikes Back -- 6. McGovernism and the Captured Party -- 7. The Wilderness Years: From Carter to Reagan-Bush -- 8. The Clinton Contradiction: The Campaign and the Presidency.

In 1983, Ronald Radosh's co-authored book The Rosenberg File established once and for all that the celebrated "victims" of McCarthyism were, in fact, guilty. As an anticommunist Democrat, Radosh has for decades focused his historiographic laserbeam on both foreign and domestic affairs, from Latin America to Washington. Now, in this startling history, Radosh takes a close look at his own party. Drawing on original archival materials concerning key Democrats such as Scoop.

Jackson, Eugene McCarthy, and Allard Lowenstein, Radosh challenges conventional wisdom at several points. He argues that the Student Nonviolent coordinating Committee was wrong in its allegation that white liberals sold out the black freedom movement in 1964, an allegation that has become a touchstone of civil-rights history. He reanalyzes the evidence surrounding the infamous 1968 Chicago Convention riots, arguing that yippie leaders intentionally provoked violent.

clashes with the police. And he resurrects Scoop Jackson's 1972 candidacy, showing how Jackson's positions might have held together the party's vital center - if only the apparatchiks had not united behind a hopelessly unelectable George McGovern. The second half of the story, from the wilderness years of Reagan-Bush to the plurality victory of Bill Clinton, reveals a widening fault line in the party's traditional liberal-labor coalition. With labor in disarray, with.

suburban voters turning Republican, the party has lost its New Deal "have-not" base, exchanging it for an urban minority. In the tumultuous 1994 elections, not a single incumbent Republican lost, while dozens of Democrats were turned out of office. Since then, over two-hundred officeholding members have changed parties. Bill Clinton may well manage to win reelection, and the Democrats may temporarily recapture state Houses or even Congress, but they have lost their.

definition, their purpose, and their majority support.

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