The Politics of Rage
George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics
600 Pages / 6.00 x 9.25 x 1.20 in / 40 halftones, 1 line drawing
- Paperback /
- 9780807125977 /
- Published: February 2000
Carter’s life of Wallace is, by long odds, the finest of those written about the Alabamian- who-would-be-president; indeed, it is one of the finest political biographies of this or any other year. . . . A superb social and political history of Alabama and the Deep South in the 1950s and 1960s.
Carter builds a compelling, well-documented argument to the effect that Wallace’s presence catalyzed the emergence in the late 1960s of a ‘New American Majority on the foundation of the conservative South.’ . . . A stimulating political biography, solidly researched and vividly presented.
Carter has captured the essence . . . in an easily readable, remarkably insightful biography of both Wallace and ‘Wallaceism,’ recreating how the man and his movement ‘to stand up for America’ reshaped the language and limits of today’s American political system.”
- Robert F. Kennedy Book Award