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The Resource Children of the silent majority : young voters and the rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980, Seth Blumenthal

Children of the silent majority : young voters and the rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980, Seth Blumenthal

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Children of the silent majority : young voters and the rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980
Title
Children of the silent majority
Title remainder
young voters and the rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980
Statement of responsibility
Seth Blumenthal
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our image of youth in the late 1960s is one of radical left-wing opponents of the Vietnam War who were implacably opposed to the Nixon administration. And yet Richard Nixon and the Republican Party spent a good bit of time and money cultivating the youth vote, forming a cadre of young conservatives who would support his election and, in many cases, eventually be the foot-soldiers in the Reagan revolution. In this book Seth Blumenthal tells the story of Nixon's efforts to foster the development of young conservatives. With the passage of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, the voting age in this country dropped to 18, creating a large number of new, young voters. Contrary to what some have argued, Blumenthal shows that Nixon actively sought support among young voters and describes an elaborate grass roots campaign that succeeded in attracting many youth to the Republican Party. He tells us who these people were, what they believed in, and to what extent they stuck with the Republican Party after Watergate. Finally, he shows how the methods Nixon used were later employed by the Republican Party in support of Ronald Reagan"--
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Blumenthal, Seth
Dewey number
324.273409/047
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • United States.
  • Young adults
  • Party affiliation
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
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Children of the silent majority : young voters and the rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980, Seth Blumenthal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments Introduction 1. New Nixon and the Youth Problem, 1968 2. Law and Order -- 3. "The Orderly Process of Change": Nixon and Youth Issues 4. Nixon and New Republicans 5. "Acid, Amnesty and Abortion": New Politics and George McGovern's Campaign 6. YVP 7. "Right On, Mr. President": Young Voters and the Politics of Image 8. From Watergate to Reagan Epilogue Notes Bibliography Indez
Control code
on1061866621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 363 pages
Isbn
9780700627028
Lccn
2018039127
System control number
(OCoLC)1061866621
Label
Children of the silent majority : young voters and the rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980, Seth Blumenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments Introduction 1. New Nixon and the Youth Problem, 1968 2. Law and Order -- 3. "The Orderly Process of Change": Nixon and Youth Issues 4. Nixon and New Republicans 5. "Acid, Amnesty and Abortion": New Politics and George McGovern's Campaign 6. YVP 7. "Right On, Mr. President": Young Voters and the Politics of Image 8. From Watergate to Reagan Epilogue Notes Bibliography Indez
Control code
on1061866621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 363 pages
Isbn
9780700627028
Lccn
2018039127
System control number
(OCoLC)1061866621

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