Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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In this letter sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane, Lane reacted to decolonization in Africa and Congolese independence by connecting events abroad to domestic Civil Rights attitudes. Lane suggested that conservative whites "band together for…

In these prepared remarks for the floor of the House of Representatives, Abbitt called for curtailing foreign aid to developing nations.

A letter written from members of Sears and Roebuck informing Abbitt that the Soviets intentionally blocked two American products at the U.S. Trade Fair in Kiev; the Sears and Roebuck Catalog, and Vogue Magazine. Acts such as this were done by…

A press release summarizing a speech that Abbitt gave on the floor of the House of Representatives criticizing both the practice of foreign economic aid to developing countries and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the…

In this press release, Abbitt called for the United States to avoid active intervention in Indo-China conflict and declared he would oppose the sending of troops into the conflict unless "absolutely certain" the "loss" of the entire Southeast Asia…
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