Triumph of Conservatism

  • Filename: triumph-of-conservatism.
  • ISBN: 9781439118726
  • Release Date: 2008-06-30
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Gabriel Kolko
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.

Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism

  • Filename: ronald-reagan-and-the-triumph-of-american-conservatism.
  • ISBN: 0536125430
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Jules Tygiel
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

Jules Tygiel's biography of Ronald Reagan engages students with the compelling story of the man who went from Hollywood actor to President of the United States. This balanced profile considers both the accomplishments and failures of Reagan's presidency, as well as the contested legacy of his political career even after his death. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism examines Reagan both as an individual and in the larger context of the conservative movement. The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Racial Propositions

  • Filename: racial-propositions.
  • ISBN: 9780520266643
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Daniel HoSang
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"With narrative fluency and deftness, constructed on a bedrock of prodigious archival research, HoSang's book provides a sorely needed genealogy of the 'color-blind consensus' that has come to define race and recode racism within US politics, law and public policy. This will be a book that lasts."--Nikhil Pal Singh, author of Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy "An important analysis of both the exact contours of white supremacy and the failures of electoral anti-racism."--George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness "Racial Propositions brilliantly documents the history of race in California's post-World War II ballot initiatives to show that nothing is what it seems when it comes to race and politics in America's ethnoracial frontier. Daniel HoSang provides readers with a sharply focused interdisciplinary lens though which to see how the language and politics of political liberalism veil what are ultimately racialized ballot initiatives. If California is a harbinger for the rest of the country, then HoSang's tour de force is required reading for anyone interested how the United States will negotiate diversity in the 21st century."--Tomás R. Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity

Liquid Metal

  • Filename: liquid-metal.
  • ISBN: 1903364876
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Sean Redmond
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press

Liquid Metal is the first extended collection of previously published essays on science fiction film and television. This Reader brings together a great number of 'seminal' essays that have opended up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. This wide-ranging collection includes classic texts on key aspects of science fiction cinema such as representation of the cyborg, the science fiction city, time travel and the primal scene, science fiction fandom and 1950s invasion narratives.

The Reactionary Mind

  • Filename: the-reactionary-mind.
  • ISBN: 9780199793747
  • Release Date: 2011-09-29
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Corey Robin
  • Publisher: OUP USA

In The Reactionary Mind, political scientist Corey Robin makes a strikingly bold claim about the right's political and intellectual foundations. He contends that from the eighteenth century through today, the right has been united by a defense of inequality and privilege and by a deep hostility to all forms of progressive politics. The book ranges widely, covering figures as various as Edmund Burke and Antonin Scalia, John C. Calhoun and Ayn Rand, Joseph de Maistre and Phyllis Schlafly.

The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

  • Filename: the-tea-party-and-the-remaking-of-republican-conservatism.
  • ISBN: 9780199832637
  • Release Date: 2012-01-02
  • Number of pages: 245
  • Author: Theda Skocpol
  • Publisher: OUP USA

Describes the history of the Tea Party movement, from the roots of its development and its conservative backers to its pivotal role in the 2010 midterm elections, and discusses the party's ideologies and future of its political agenda.

Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism

  • Filename: phyllis-schlafly-and-grassroots-conservatism.
  • ISBN: 0691070024
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 422
  • Author: Donald T. Critchlow
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

Considered by many as "the" symbol of the conservative movement in America, Schlafly is profiled in this provocative new book that sheds new light on her life and the role her grassroots activism played in transforming America's political landscape.

White Flight

  • Filename: white-flight.
  • ISBN: 0691092605
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 325
  • Author: Kevin Michael Kruse
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate," a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so many whites fled the city for the suburbs that Atlanta earned a new nickname: "The City Too Busy Moving to Hate." In this reappraisal of racial politics in modern America, Kevin Kruse explains the causes and consequences of "white flight" in Atlanta and elsewhere. Seeking to understand segregationists on their own terms, White Flight moves past simple stereotypes to explore the meaning of white resistance. In the end, Kruse finds that segregationist resistance, which failed to stop the civil rights movement, nevertheless managed to preserve the world of segregation and even perfect it in subtler and stronger forms. Challenging the conventional wisdom that white flight meant nothing more than a literal movement of whites to the suburbs, this book argues that it represented a more important transformation in the political ideology of those involved. In a provocative revision of postwar American history, Kruse demonstrates that traditional elements of modern conservatism, such as hostility to the federal government and faith in free enterprise, underwent important transformations during the postwar struggle over segregation. Likewise, white resistance gave birth to several new conservative causes, like the tax revolt, tuition vouchers, and privatization of public services. Tracing the journey of southern conservatives from white supremacy to white suburbia, Kruse locates the origins of modern American politics.

The Triumph of the Therapeutic

  • Filename: the-triumph-of-the-therapeutic.
  • ISBN: 0226716465
  • Release Date: 1987-03-15
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Philip Rieff
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Philip Rieff has become out most learned and provocative critic of psychoanalytic thinking and of the compelling mind and character of its first proponent. Rieff's Freud: The Mind of the Moralist remains the sharpest exegesis yet to be done on the moral and intellectual implications of Freud's work. It was a critical masterpiece, worthy of the man who inspired it; and it is now followed by a work that suffers not at all in comparison. No review can do justice to the richness of The Triumph of the Therapeutic."—Robert Coles, New York Times Book Review "A triumphantly successful exploration of certain key themes in cultural life. Rieff's incidental remarks are not only illuminating in themselves; they suggest whole new areas of inquiry."—Alasdair MacIntyre, Guardian

Why the Right Went Wrong

  • Filename: why-the-right-went-wrong.
  • ISBN: 9781476763811
  • Release Date: 2016-01-19
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: E.J. Dionne
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From the author of Why Americans Hate Politics, the New York Times bestselling and “notably fair-minded” (The New York Times Book Review), story of the GOP’s fracturing—from the 1964 Goldwater takeover to the Trump spectacle. Why the Right Went Wrong offers an “up to the moment” (The Christian Science Monitor) historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater’s worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. The radicalism of today’s conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology. The purity movement did more than drive moderates out of the Republican Party—it beat back alternative definitions of conservatism. Since 1968, no conservative administration—not Nixon not Reagan not two Bushes—could live up to the rhetoric rooted in the Goldwater movement that began to reshape American politics fifty years ago. The collapse of the Nixon presidency led to the rise of Ronald Reagan, the defeat of George H.W. Bush, to Newt Gingrich’s revolution. Bush initially undertook a partial modernization, preaching “compassionate conservatism” and a “Fourth Way” to Clinton’s “Third Way.” Conservatives quickly defined him as an advocate of “big government” and not conservative enough on spending, immigration, education, and Medicare. A return to the true faith was the only prescription on order. The result was the Tea Party, which Dionne says, was as much a reaction to Bush as to Obama. The state of the Republican party, controlled by the strictest base, is diminished, Dionne writes. It has become white and older in a country that is no longer that. It needs to come back to life for its own health and that of the country’s, and in Why the Right Went Wrong, Dionne “expertly delineates where we are and how we got there” (Chicago Tribune)—and how to return.

Invisible Hands

  • Filename: invisible-hands.
  • ISBN: 0393059308
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Kim Phillips-Fein
  • Publisher: Yayasan Obor Indonesia

A narrative account of the efforts of influential businessmen Lemuel Ricketts Boulware and Jasper Crane to roll back the New Deal outlines their dramatic campaign to promote an "ideological revolution" that ultimately supported conservative agendas.

What s Going On

  • Filename: what-s-going-on.
  • ISBN: 0520242440
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Marcia Eymann
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"This intriguing book provides a rich variety of perspectives on the roles played by California and Californians during the watershed era of the Vietnam War. It examines the continuing legacy of that war and is particularly valuable for the light it casts on the contributions of the Vietnamese to California and the nation."--Lou Cannon, author of Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power

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