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The Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics / Edition 1
     

The Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics / Edition 1

by John A. Andrew III
 

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ISBN-10: 0813524016

ISBN-13: 9780813524016

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

What were young conservatives doing in the 1960s while SDS and SNCC were working to move the political center to the left? The Other Side of the Sixties offers a gripping account of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), an organization that became a leading force in promoting conservative ideas and that helped lay the groundwork for today's conservatism. John Andrew

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What were young conservatives doing in the 1960s while SDS and SNCC were working to move the political center to the left? The Other Side of the Sixties offers a gripping account of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), an organization that became a leading force in promoting conservative ideas and that helped lay the groundwork for today's conservatism. John Andrew has mined unique archival material to document YAF's efforts to form a viable organization, define a new conservatism, attack the liberal establishment, and seize control of the Republican party, all while battling voter hostility and internal factionalism. The author also uncovers the Kennedy administration's use of the IRS to subvert YAF and other right-wing organizations through tax audits and investigations. By painting a more balanced portrait of political thinking in the sixties, Andrew offers a new and much needed look at the ideological atmosphere of a vibrant decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813524016
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Perspectives on the Sixties Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,162,886
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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