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George Wallace : Settin' the woods on fire

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Creator:PBS Online
Title:George Wallace : Settin' the woods on fire

Web site companion to the PBS film "George Wallace : Settin' the woods on fire."

Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, he was feared as a racist demagogue and admired as a politician who spoke his mind. A lightning rod for controversy, Wallace both reflected and provoked tensions in American society over more than four decades. This film traces the rise of the firebrand politician from his roots in rural Alabama to the assassination attempt that suddenly transformed him. The site contains a timeline of his life, information about significant people and events, and resources for teachers.

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Types:Instructional materials | Web sites | Texts (document genres) | Documentaries and factual works | Study guides | Timelines (chronologies) | Interactive
Subjects:Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998 | Governors--Alabama | Politicians--Alabama | Presidential candidates--United States | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:American Experience
Institution:PBS Online
Contributors:American experience (Television program)
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wallace/