Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right / Edition 1

Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right / Edition 1

by Lisa McGirr
     
 

"A landmark study that will enlighten anyone who cares about the evolution of American politics since World War II. With Lisa McGirr's thorough, sophisticated, smoothly crafted exploration of Orange County conservatism, the history of the modern Right has finally come of age."—Michael Kazin, Georgetown University, coauthor of America Divided and

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"A landmark study that will enlighten anyone who cares about the evolution of American politics since World War II. With Lisa McGirr's thorough, sophisticated, smoothly crafted exploration of Orange County conservatism, the history of the modern Right has finally come of age."—Michael Kazin, Georgetown University, coauthor of America Divided and The Populist Persuasion

"In her impressively researched, gracefully written book, Lisa McGirr convincingly demonstrates that historians, who have been preoccupied with the Left in the 1960s, need to develop a deeper comprehension of how conservatives in places such as Orange County reconfigured American political culture. Readers will find her attempt to understand them, rather than dismiss or condemn them, both rewarding and challenging."—William E. Leuchtenburg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Something happened to the Republican Party in the 1960s, changing it forever. How did a crypto-liberal, Northeast-dominated, establishment-oriented party become a populist, counter-liberal crusade? Here's the story: exhaustively researched and presented with telling analysis and narrative verve."—Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691096117
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/21/2002
Series:
Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
417,792
Product dimensions:
7.84(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction3
Chapter 1 The Setting20
Chapter 2 "A Sleeping Giant Is Awakening": Right-Wing
Mobilization, 1960-196354
Chapter 3 The Grassroots Goldwater Campaign111
Chapter 4 The Conservative Worldview at the Grass Roots147
Chapter 5 The Birth of Populist Conservatism187
Chapter 6 New Social Issues and Resurgent Evangelicalism217
Epilogue262
Notes275
Bibliography351
Index379

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