In recent years historians have paid substantial attention to the origins of modern political conservatism and the record of the Nixon administration in building a Republican majority in the late twentieth century. In Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority, Robert Mason analyzes Nixon's response to the developing conservative climate and challenges revisionist claims about the activist nature of the Nixon administration. Nixon was an activist in intent, Mason contends, but not in deed.Nixon's ""silent majority"" speech of 1969 not only undermined the growth of the antiwa
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE. THE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS: The Republican Quest for a Majority in the 1960s; TWO. MIDDLE AMERICA AND THE SILENT MAJORITY: Issues, 1969-1970; THREE. THERE'S A REALIGNMENT GOING ON: The Redefinition of the Republican Party, 1970; FOUR. THE NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Issues, 1970-1972; FIVE. PRESIDENT NIXON FOR PRESIDENT: The Rejection of the Republican Party, 1972; SIX. FROM NIXON TO REAGAN: The End of the Quest for a New Majority, 1972-1976; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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