Nixonland is four stories put into one novel that was written by Rick Perlstein. Each story was
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Nixonland is four stories put into one novel that was written by Rick Perlstein. Each story was about a different campaign that had happened between the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Besides Nixonland, Perlstein has also written another novel which is “Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus”. Although he does go into detail about some of the Presidents that were mentioned in the book, but the book is not a biography. It is classified as nonfiction. The author is also a political historian, and has written many articles for magazines over the country. He was a history major from the University of Chicago, and later on, Pearlstein went and received his PhD at the University of Michigan for American…show more content… Such as how America created a civil war due to the war with Vietnam. President Nixon created a line of communication along with trading with China. Although during the war with Vietnam, Nixon had a problem with both national and international internal frontages. While he was having his campaigns to end the war, at the same time he was having us bomb Cambodia. As well as sending troops to help assist the South of Vietnam. The next election in the year of 1972, Nixon was reelected against George McGovern, and shortly after the election President Nixon became involved with the Watergate scandal. With television being a huge success as time was moving forward, everyone was hearing about the burglary that took place and how Nixon was somehow involved. In the year 1973, President Nixon was the first President to ever resign, where President Ford became the new President of the United States.
Nixonland fits into the modern era, which we are learning in our History class. The time period takes place in the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s, when Nixon was running for President in 1968, and won, he was tied up in conflicts and chaos that was happening in the United States. Our class had two lectures describing the events between the United States Citizens dealing with the Vietnam War, along by discrimination among multicultural citizens. In the textbook “U.S. A Narrative History” there is some similarities and contrasts