Biography & Autobiography

Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention

by John C. Skipper
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 218 pages
ISBN 13: 0786491310
ISBN 10: 9780786491315
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention written by John C. Skipper, published by McFarland which was released on 2014-01-10. Download Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. By examining the motivations of those involved, this work explores how American politics and the civil rights movement clashed at the convention, how the federal government felt compelled to spy on its own people for purely political ... -- In the summer of 1964, three forces converged at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, each with the potential to shake the moorings of traditional democracy: the all-white segregationist delegation from Mississippi, a mostly black delegation determined to unseat the segregationists, and President Lyndon Johnson, who had signed the civil rights bill but wanted to avoid trouble that could jeopardize his chances of carrying the South in the November election. These groups struggled to reach a “compromise” that in the end epitomized sheer political power and its consequences. By examining the motivations of those involved, this work explores how American politics and the civil rights movement clashed at the convention, how the federal government felt compelled to spy on its own people for purely political purposes, and how this interlude changed the political landscape for generations.