Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present

Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present

by Donald T. Critchlow, Nancy MacLean
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742548244

ISBN-13: 9780742548244

Pub. Date: 03/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Debating the American Conservative Movement chronicles one of the most dramatic stories of modern American political history. The authors describe how a small band of conservatives in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War launched a revolution that shifted American politics to the right, challenged the New Deal order, transformed the Republican party into

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Debating the American Conservative Movement chronicles one of the most dramatic stories of modern American political history. The authors describe how a small band of conservatives in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War launched a revolution that shifted American politics to the right, challenged the New Deal order, transformed the Republican party into a voice of conservatism, and set the terms of debate in American politics as the country entered the new millennium. Historians Donald T. Critchlow and Nancy MacLean frame two opposing perspectives of how the history of conservatism in modern America can be understood, but readers are encouraged to reach their own conclusions through reading engaging primary documents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742548244
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Series:
Debating Twentieth-Century America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,064,777
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: The Conservative Ascendancy
Chapter 2: Conservatives Debate the Cold War: Excerpt from "Conservatism and the National Review: Criticism and Reply," Ronald Hamowy and William F. Buckley, Jr. (November 1961)
Chapter 3: Young Conservatives Organize: The Sharon Statement (September 11, 1960)
Chapter 4: A Conservative Speaks in Favor of Civil Rights: Senator Everett Dirksen, Congressional Record (June 1964)
Chapter 5: A Conservative Opposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Senator Barry Goldwater, Congressional Record (June 1964)
Chapter 6: The Cold War and the Arms Race: Excerpt from Memorandum to Donald Rumsfeld, from Paul H. Nitze (December 19, 1974)
Chapter 7: Conservative Values: Ronald Reagan, "Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of the Evangelicals" (March 8, 1983)
Chapter 8: Ronald Reagan, "Creators of the Future" (March 1, 1985)
Chapter 9: Conservatives on Religious Freedom: Mitt Romney, "Religious Liberty" (2008)
Chapter 10: Guardians of Privilege
Chapter 11: Frank Meyer, "What Is Conservatism?" (1966)
Chapter 12: Barry Goldwater, "I sense here a realignment of Southern conservative Democrats" (1953)
Chapter 13: Richard M. Weaver, "Integration Is Communization" (1957)
Chapter 14: "Our Position on States' Rights Is the Same as Your Own" Letter from William F. Buckley, Jr. to W. K. Simmons (September 10, 1958) and letter from W. J. Simmons to J. P. McFadden, (September 5, 1958)
Chapter 15: Young Americans for Freedom, "King Was a Collectivist" (1968)
Chapter 16: William F. Buckley, Jr., "Linda's Crusade" (May 21, 1968)
Chapter 17: Phyllis Schlafly, "What's Wrong with 'Equal Rights' for Women?" (February 1972)
Chapter 18: Southern Partisan Interview with Trent Lott, "Jefferson Davis's Descendents . . . Are Becoming Involved with the Republican Party" (1984)
Chapter 19: Elizabeth Birch, "Out of Sheer Humanity Comes Common Ground" (1995)
Selected Readings

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