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Don’t Think of an Online Elephant

David Karpf

in The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199898367
eISBN:
9780199949717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898367.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The first 5 chapters of the book are primarily concerned with left-wing interest groups. This is for the simple reason that there is no right-wing analogue to MoveOn, Democracy for America, or ... More


Mobilized Grassroots and Roving Billionaires: The Panoply of Tea Party Organizations

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the organizations and networks that make up the Tea Party, drawing on publicly available evidence, in-depth personal interviews, and local observations. It starts ... More


Getting the Word Out: The Media as Cheerleader and Megaphone

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses how the structure and dynamics of US communications media provided Tea Party organizers with the publicity and access needed to flourish and have a major impact on governance. ... More


Behind the Costumes and Signs: Who Are the Tea Partiers?

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the people who have found the Tea Party idea compelling. It locates Tea Party people in US society, showing that they are overwhelmingly older white citizens, relatively well ... More


What They Believe: Ideas and Passions

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the political beliefs of Tea Party members. These include their determination to restore twenty-first century US government to the Constitutional principles articulated by the ... More


Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence ... More


The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli delivered a dramatic rant against Obama administration programs to shore up the plunging housing market. Invoking the Founding Fathers and ... More


Tea Party in Boston

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

British government policy for America in 1774 was to be based on the premiss that Boston was the centre of resistance to the tea duty. Punitive action was initiated against that port, and other ... More


Introduction: “I Want My Country Back!”

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter begins by tracing the modern-day Tea Party's rise to prominence. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to address questions such as: What is the Tea Party, taken as ... More


A Policy for America: January–March 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Massachusetts was the focus of political attention in Britain long before news of the Boston Tea Party reached London on January 19, 1774. Much interest was taken in the Hutchinson Letters episode, ... More


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