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Michael Schaller

in Reckoning with Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090499
eISBN:
9780199854196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090499.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the accomplishments and achievements of Ronald Reagan as U.S. president. Reagan achieved many of the symbolic goals he had pledged to strive ... More


Neoliberalism Applied?: The Transformation of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy in the United States and Britain, 1945–2000

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates a slow transformation in affordable housing and urban policy between the 1960s and the 1990s in both the United States and Great Britain. Housing and urban policy for low- ... More


The Fantasy Dies The Reagan Years

Dee Garrison

in Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the second period of civil defense hype, which peaked in President Reagan's first term when he announced his seven-year, $4.2 billion plan for an expanded urban evacuation ... More


Reckoning with Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s

Michael Schaller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090499
eISBN:
9780199854196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090499.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A professor of history offers an illuminating look at Reaganism as an American phenomenon. The author shows how Reagan created an illusion of national prosperity and global power when these were in ... More


A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Jonathan Schoenwald

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1960s, conservatives did nothing less than engineer their own revolution. This book tells the remarkable story behind this transformation. In the first decade after World War II, two broad ... More


Creating Conflagration Barry Goldwater and The Republican Party

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Post-World War II conservative ideology, and the vigorous grassroots effort on the part of the radical Right could be interpreted in more than one way. The men who drafted Barry Goldwater saw the ... More


Buckley For Mayor

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

William F. Buckley, Jr. declared his candidacy for mayor of New York on June 24, 1965. Unwilling to concede defeat, Buckley's admirer, like millions of others, saw 1965 as the beginning of another ... More


A New Kind of Conservative Ronald Reagan

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ronald Reagan was the most dynamic force in American political conservatism in 1965, and any group that wanted to make a big media splash, raise funds for its cause, or simply energize its members, ... More


Passing the Torch Organizations and Issues 1968–1972

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One month after Ronald Reagan's resounding victory in the California Republican primaries, Russell Kirk, perhaps conservatism's leading ideologue, posed the question “New Direction in the U.S.: ... More


Estrangement and Détente, 1980–1988

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the campaign leading to the election of 1980, Ronald Reagan referred regularly to the lessons of the Vietnam War. He insisted that the Vietnam War had been “a noble cause” in which Americans ... More


The Living Legacy of the Vietnam War

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American leaders conducted their foreign and military policies from the 1970s to the early years of the twenty-first century with an eye to their unhappy experiences in the Vietnam War. Nearly ... More


Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Timothy J. Minchin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the Reagan years to the present, the labor movement has faced a profoundly hostile climate. As America’s largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO was forced to reckon with severe political and ... More


Getting Started

Jon Wiener

in Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520216464
eISBN:
9780520924543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216464.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After John Lennon's murder on December 8, 1980, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested any files the FBI had kept on Lennon. The FBI issued some documents in May that were hidden mostly ... More


The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten—the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party—John Howard Lawson had become one ... More


Pulling Apart

Pamela Grundy

in Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636078
eISBN:
9781469636092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636078.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Covers the rise of Ronald Reagan and a more conservative, individualistic approach to government and society that would have far-reaching effects on Charlotte schools.Explores persisting obstacles to ... More


Challenger

Ned O'Gorman

in The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter four looks at a second American iconoclasm in the Cold War era, the Challenger disaster. Approaching the disaster in the context of Ronald Reagan’s America, where both television and ... More


When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This collection explores what happens when life, so to speak, strikes the President of the United States: how illness, personal loss, and scandal have affected a president’s ability to lead, shaped ... More


M. E. Bradford, the Reagan Right, and the Resurgence of Confederate Nationalism

Fred Arthur Bailey

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tracks the extraordinary influence of Texas literary figure and political philosopher Melvin E. Bradford on the development of modern conservatism and the Republican appeal in the South. ... More


The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Jefferson Decker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In the mid-1970s, a group of politically conservative lawyers formed a network of nonprofit, public-interest law firms and began to challenge liberal government in the courts. These attorneys tried ... More


The FSM, Berkeley Politics, and Ronald Reagan

W. J. Rorabaugh

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement (FSM) on California politics and on the political career of Ronald Reagan. It describes the role of the FSM in Robert Scheer's ... More


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