American Resilience & the 1968 Election with Michael Nelson | BRI Scholar Talks
How did American institutions prove their resilience amid the tumultuous 1968 presidential election? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Michael Nelson, the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and Senior Fellow at the UVA Jack Miller Center, joins BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams to talk about his new book, "Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government." Together, they discuss postwar American political trends, divisions in American society, and the candidates who ran. How did the 1968 presidential election lead to a divided government and how did it demonstrate the resilience of American institutions?
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