Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade / Edition 1

Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade / Edition 1

by Donald T. Critchlow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691070024

ISBN-13: 9780691070025

Pub. Date: 08/22/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Longtime activist, author, and antifeminist leader Phyllis Schlafly is for many the symbol of the conservative movement in America. In this provocative new book, based on exclusive and unrestricted access to Schlafly's papers as well as sixty other archival collections, Donald Critchlow reveals for the first time the inside story of this Missouriborn mother of six who…  See more details below

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Longtime activist, author, and antifeminist leader Phyllis Schlafly is for many the symbol of the conservative movement in America. In this provocative new book, based on exclusive and unrestricted access to Schlafly's papers as well as sixty other archival collections, Donald Critchlow reveals for the first time the inside story of this Missouriborn mother of six who became one of the most controversial forces in modern political history. It takes us from Schlafly's political beginnings in the Republican Right after World War II through her years as an anticommunist crusader to her more recent efforts to thwart same-sex marriage and stem the flow of illegal immigrants.

Filled with fresh insights into these and other initiatives, Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism provides a telling profile of one of the most influential activists in recent history. Sure to invite debate, it casts new light on a major shift in American politics, the emergence of the Republican Right.

About the Author:
Donald T. Critchlow is the author and editor of twelve books on modern American politics, public policy, and business. He is professor of history at Saint Louis University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070025
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2005
Series:
Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America Series
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
The Making of a Grassroots Conservative     12
Ideology and Politics in 1952     37
Anticommunism: A Young Woman's Crusade     62
The Republican Right Under Attack     89
The Goldwater Campaign     109
The Establishment Purges Schlafly     137
Confronting the Soviets in a Nuclear Age     163
Nixon Betrays the Right     183
The ERA Battle Revives the Right     212
The Triumph of the Right     243
Ideology and Power in a Divided Nation     270
Manuscript Collections     305
Notes     309
Index     403

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