We are looking for additional scholars to form a panel examining the 1968 U.S. elections at the 2018 Policy History Conference. We are still looking for up to two more presenters and a chair.
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the tumultous and eventful 1968 election cycle. This panel plans to present new reserach on the key campaign issues, events, people, and movements from both the Democratic and Republican perspectives. The presentations aim to contextualize the November election by providing new insights on the people and events that shaped the results. So far, one paper explores the role and life of H.R. "Bob" Haldeman on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Another paper investigates Nixon's domestic policy programs as an answer to the newly created Great Society/War on Poverty. We welcome any papers that explore any aspect of the 1968 election cycle including, but not limited to protest movements, personalities, or other political or policy matters.
Please email your paper proposal by November 21, 2017. Moreover, please let us know if you have any questions about the panel.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!