The center cannot hold : the 1960 presidential election and the rise of modern conservatism / Laura Jane Gifford.
By: Gifford, Laura Jane.Material type: TextPublisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, c2009Description: x, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780875804040 (acid-free paper); 0875804047 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century | Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1960 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961Additional physical formats: Online version:: Center cannot hold.DDC classification: 324.973/0921 LOC classification: JK2356 | .G53 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -236) and index.
Introduction: Cracks in the consensus -- A rocky course for liberalism : Nelson Rockefeller and the failure of the modern Republicans -- Elephant on a tight rope : Republicans and the African American vote -- "Nixonfeller" and the remnant : Nation review and the election of 2960 -- Buttoned-down rebels : GOP youth and the revolt against liberalism -- "Dixie is no longer in the bag" : South Carolina Republicans in 1960 -- "Nixon the freedom fighter" : American nationalities for Nixon-Lodge and the politics of ethnicity -- Conclusion: Rightward into the future.
"The Center Cannot Hold provides an analysis of interactions between three key party leaders - liberal Nelson Rockefeller, conservative Barry Goldwater, and moderate Richard Nixon - and six key constituencies: liberals, African Americans, conservative intellectuals, youth, Southerners, and ethnic Americans."-inside jacket.