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George Wallace : conservative populist /
Lloyd Rohler.
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, c2004.
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viii, 202 p.
ISBN
0313311196 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, c2004.
isbn
0313311196 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5293304
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lloyd Rohler is Professor of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2005-06-01:
Rohler (Univ. of North Carolina) divides this "first book-length study of George Wallace's public speaking" during the crucial 1960s and 1970s into two parts. In the first, "Critical Analysis," the author focuses on rhetorical events and examines Wallace's career, descent into the politics of racism, and eventual search for forgiveness. In the second part, "Collected Speeches," Rohler reprints 11 of Wallace's speeches. In discussing Wallace's importance in US history, the author points out that Wallace's power to arouse popular indignation was unequalled in his lifetime. After passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Wallace achieved a national following by using code words for racial epithets. Whereas his speeches lacked eloquence, organization, and reason, they spoke to the fear and frustration of Alabamians. Describing Wallace's life as "one long campaign for recognition and power," Rohler labels Wallace's rhetoric as demagoguery and says he intends this book as a "warning of the challenges that democratic societies face during times of social unrest and confusion." Including a chronology of more than 200 major speeches and a selected bibliography, this book will find an audience among historians and political scientists, as well as among rhetoricians. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All collections; all levels. T. B. Dykeman Fairfield University
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'œIncluding a chronology of more than 200 major speeches and a selected bibliography, this book will find an audience among historians and political scientists, as well as among rhetoricians. Highly recommended. All collections; all levels.'' Choice
"Including a chronology of more than 200 major speeches and a selected bibliography, this book will find an audience among historians and political scientists, as well as among rhetoricians. Highly recommended. All collections; all levels."- Choice
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Summaries
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The story of George Wallace is the odyssey of a young war veteran who entered politics to support progressive politics, but instead descended into the politics of racism following the loss of his lifetime dream of being elected Governor of Alabama in 1958. This is his biography.
Long Description
The story of George Wallace is the odyssey of a young war veteran who entered politics to support progressive policies, but instead descended into the politics of racism following the loss of his lifetime dream of being elected Governor of Alabama in 1958. His political career demonstrates the ability of a demagogue and agitator to exploit racial fears to achieve political power. This work traces the career of the man who symbolized Southern opposition to integration, but ironically ended up gaining overwhelming support from black voters in his final election campaign. He ultimately returned the favor by appointing a large number of blacks to state boards and commissions.
Main Description
Provides access to Wallace's major speeches throughout his political career and an analysis of their effectiveness.
Short Annotation
The story of George Wallace is the odyssey of a young war veteran who entered politics to support progressive policies, but instead descended into the politics of racism following the loss of his lifetime dream of being elected Governor of Alabama in 1958.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Critical Analysisp. 1
From Clio, Alabama, to Madison Square Garden: The Political Career of George Wallacep. 3
Throwing Down the Gauntlet: George Wallace's First Inaugural Speechp. 11
Standing in the Schoolhouse Doorp. 21
Testing the Waters: The 1964 Campaignp. 31
Confrontation at Selmap. 43
The American Independent Party: The 1968 Campaignp. 55
Back in the Fold: The 1972 Democratic Party Primary Campaignp. 69
The 1976 Campaignp. 79
Conclusionp. 95
Collected Speechesp. 103
1958 Gubernatorial Campaign Election Eve Appeal, May 27, 1958p. 105
The 1963 Inaugural Addressp. 111
Statement and Proclamation, University of Alabama, June 11, 1963p. 121
Wallace for President: The 1964 Campaign Speechp. 125
The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax, July 4, 1964p. 133
Speech to the Joint Session of the Alabama Legislature, March 18, 1965p. 145
Stand Up for America: The 1968 Campaign Speechp. 151
Send Them a Message: The 1972 Campaign Speechp. 165
Trust the People: The 1976 Campaign Speechp. 169
Retirement Speech, April 12, 1986p. 175
Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the Selma March, March 10, 1995p. 177
Chronology of Major Speechesp. 179
Selected Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 199
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