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Oral history interview with Herman Talmadge, December 18, 1975

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Creator:Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002
Creator:Nelson, Jack, 1929 Oct. 11-
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Herman Talmadge, December 18, 1975
Date:1975 Dec. 18

This is the third interview in a three-part series with Senator Herman Talmadge of Georgia. In this interview, Talmadge offers his reaction to issues in America during the 1970s. He offers his thoughts on the then recent disclosures regarding J. Edgar Hoover's abuse of power and those of the CIA and the FBI. Other topics include President Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon, lessons to be learned from the failures of the Vietnam War, and the issue of race in American politics. The remainder of the interview is devoted to looking back on his and his father's political legacies in Georgia. In particular, he discusses why he considered leaving the Senate to run for governor in 1966, the building of a political coalition from former political rivals and Georgia businessmen, his publication on segregation, You and Segregation, and the lack of personal and professional papers for both him and his father. He concludes the interview with some brief remarks regarding the importance of objectivity in historical analysis.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 | Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | Georgia--Politics and government | Georgia--Race relations | Legislators--United States | Governors--Georgia | Georgia--Politics and government--1951- | United States--Politics and government--1945-1989 | Legislators--United States--Attitudes | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)
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