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Conclusion

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


Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Mario T. García

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement’s champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934-1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. ... More


How Conservatives Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Presidential Power

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how conservatives have come to embrace presidential power after an initial wariness. Before the 1970s, there were some conservative activists skeptical of—if not downright ... More


Détente and Domestic Politics

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how domestic politics shaped the foreign policy of détente during the 1970s. It first considers Richard Nixon's pursuit of détente as part of his national security agenda and ... 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


America à la Mode: The 1980s

Richard F. Kuisel

in The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the warmth of French towards America, and much associated with America, in the 1980s as a prelude to the creeping chilliness in perceptions and relations that followed, while ... More


Reverie and Rivalry: Mitterrand and Reagan-Bush

Richard F. Kuisel

in The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter blends the narrative of relations between Paris and Washington with the response of the French media, elites, and public. Despite the outward appearance of strong ties between the two ... More


A Tale of Two Tax Cuts

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter analyzes how the interlocking problems of taxation and the federal budget set the stage for the contentious politics of business in the 1980s. During the Reagan administration, ... More


Conclusion: Toward a New Order

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This conclusion begins with a vignette of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990. It then explores some aspects of the anti-apartheid movement that crested during the late 1980s, lingering on ... 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


James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era

Joseph Vogel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041747
eISBN:
9780252050411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041747.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Few literary figures are as commonly referenced in contemporary culture as James Baldwin. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the election of Donald Trump, and daily debates about walls, ... More


Conservative Historians and Social Criticism in America, 1941 through the 1960s

Reba N. Soffer

in History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter compares and contrasts American and British post‐Second World War perceptions about nation, historiography, and the role of historians. In America, until the Reagan years, conservative ... More


Ronald Reagan and the Fight against Communism

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Who Fights for Reputation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181288
eISBN:
9781400889983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181288.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter assesses the extent to which reputational concerns shaped President Ronald Reagan's discourse, decision making, and policies during international crises. It focuses on four of these ... More


Epilogue: The Future of the Conservative Past

Reba N. Soffer

in History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Epilogue compares the kinds of conservatism that dominated Britain and America and the ideas that were held in common and separately, especially in the decades following the Second World War, ... 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


Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama

Kenneth Osgood and Derrick E. White (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049083
eISBN:
9780813046976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049083.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama examines various strategies presidents have used to either limit, expand, or maintain civil ... More


Epilogue

Joseph Vogel

in James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041747
eISBN:
9780252050411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041747.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue argues for the significance of Baldwin’s contributions to media and cultural studies, highlighting not only how his work in the 1980s engaged with television, film, and other forms of ... 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


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