Seeking a New Majority: The Republican Party and American Politics, 1960-1980


The Republican Party in the wilderness—and how it returned

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The Republican Party in the wilderness—and how it returned

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826518897
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Mason is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh, and author of The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reagan.

Iwan Morgan is Professor of US Studies at University College London and author of The Age of Deficits.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Republicans in Search of a New Majority
- Robert Mason and Iwan Morgan

The Rise of Conservative Republicanism: A History of Fits and Starts
- Donald T. Critchlow

Race, Region, and the Shadow of the New Deal
- Timothy N. Thurber

"The Republican Party Is Truly the Party of the 'Open Door'": Ethnic Americans and the Republican Party in the 1970s
- Joe Merton

Building the Republican Party and the Problem of Diversity, 1968-1975
- Catherine E. Rymph

Republican Populism in the Quest for a New Majority: Pat Buchanan in the White House
- Tim Stanley

John Tower, Texas, and the Rise of the Republican South
- Sean P. Cunningham

Uneasy Alliance: The Religious Right and the Republican Party
- Robert Freedman

Building Consensus: The Republican Right and Foreign Policy, 1960-1980
- Sandra Scanlon

Foreign Policy and the Republican Quest for a New Majority
- Robert Mason

Taxation as a Republican Issue in the Era of Stagflation
- Iwan Morgan

Rendezvous with Destiny: The Republican Party and the 1980 Election
- Dominic Sandbrook

Epilogue: The Ongoing Republican Search for a New Majority since 1980
- Robert Mason and Iwan Morgan

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