The Children’s Crusade: Creating the Student Voting Bloc Through McCarthy’s 1968 Campaign

  • Ashley Byrd Vanderbilt University

Abstract

The paper seeks to document the role of student campaigners in Eugene McCarthy's 1968 presidential campaign through the use of newspaper coverage and memoirs. In so doing it seeks to develop a moment in which the student voting bloc became a powerful force in American politics.

Author Biography

Ashley Byrd, Vanderbilt University
History and Philosophy undergraduate
Published
07-14-2012
How to Cite
BYRD, Ashley. The Children’s Crusade: Creating the Student Voting Bloc Through McCarthy’s 1968 Campaign. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2012. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://vurj.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/3561>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v8i0.3561.
Section
Humanities and Social Sciences