From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich by Dan T. Carter
Race in the Conservative Counterrevolution, 1963-1994 (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

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A historian traces the role of right-wing reaction to the civil rights movement in Republican politics beginning with George Wallace's entrance on the national scene, arguing that conservatives still exploit racism for political gain. UP.
 

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Dan T. Carter is a professor of history at Emory University. He received his B. A. from the University of South Carolina, his M. A. from the University of Wisconsin, and then returned to the University of South Carolina for his Ph.D. Carter wrote From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race and the Conservative Counterrevolution as well as The Politics of Rage: George Wallace and the Rise of New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, as well as the Seltzer Prize. Carter's other awards include the Organization of American Historians' Avery Craven Prize, the Jules Landry Prize, the Lillian Smith Award, and the Anisfield Wolfe Award.
 
Published March 31, 1999 by Louisiana State Univ Pr. 152 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In his 1995 biography of Wallace, The Politics of Rage, LSU professor Carter called the former Alabama governor, ""the most influential loser in twentieth century American politics."" Wallace saw in America's white suburbs a racism that, while perhaps not as outspoken as that in the South, could ...

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