Dan T. Carter

The 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was presented to Pete Earley for Circumstantial Evidence and Dan T. Carter for The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics.

In The Politics of Rage, historian Dan Carter argues that Alabama Governor George Wallace’s segregationist politics, far from being a regional and historical anomaly, foreshadowed the virulent strand of American conservatism that came to prominence in the late 1980s.