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Title The right side of the sixties : reexamining conservatism's decade of transformation / edited by Laura Jane Gifford and Daniel K. Williams
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor3  JC573.2.U6 R538 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description vi, 277 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This volume offers a new perspective on American conservatism in the 1960s and the way in which the changes of the decade shaped the development of American politics for the next half-century. Historians have increasingly begun to view the sixties as a decade of conservatism, and a spate of landmark books in the field have traced the careers of Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George Wallace. Much, however, is still unknown about the growth of the conservative movement during this decade. In their effort to chronicle the national politicians and organizations that led the movement, previous histories of conservatism neglected to examine lesser-known developments--local perspectives, the role of religion, transnational dimensions--that help to give clues to conservatism's enduring influence in American politics. The contributions here provide a synthesis of cutting-edge scholarship that addresses those overlooked developments and offers new insights into the way that the 1960s shaped the trajectory and contributed to the political power of postwar conservatism"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Related Names Gifford, Laura Jane.
Williams, Daniel K.
ISBN 1137014784 (hardback)
9781137014788 (hardback)
OCLC number 769987249