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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


Matinee Buster

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furie, setting out to make a Saturday matinee serial style of adventure film, surfaces with the script for Iron Eagle (1986). Funded by the fledgling Tri-Star Pictures, Furie shoots the film in ... More


Neo-Orthodoxies

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Toward the end of the seventies, the culture of feedback came under attack by conservative critics who challenged the mainstays of ecological thinking. Molecular biologists reasserted a reductionist ... More


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Doug Rossinow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book looks at the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s ... More


Reaganism: The Spirit of the Times {1986}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1986 essay “Reaganism: The Spirit of the Times,” in which he examines how Ronald Reagan sought to undo the New Deal introduced by Franklin D. Roosevelt. In ... More


The Sound Before the Fury: Attica, Racialized State Violence, and the Neoliberal Turn

Jordan T. Camp

in Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520281813
eISBN:
9780520957688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281813.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the struggle over the meaning of the 1971 Attica prison uprising, arguing that the racist representation of the rebellion informed the depiction of New York City as synonymous ... More


The Time is Now

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the political rise of Ronald Reagan. One-time movie actor and former California governor Reagan established himself as a political figure in the 1960s, making his debut via a ... More


Victory on Capitol Hill

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers Reagan’s first year in office. As he had triumphed with the voters in 1980; he did so with lawmakers in 1981. His success was fundamentally the result of the November 1980 ... More


Days of Fear

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the climate of fear that plagued society in the 1980s. These fears, including fear of national decline, of enemies abroad, of dangerous classes at home, lay behind Reaganism’s ... More


The Winner

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the run-up to the 1984 elections. From 1983 to early 1984, the White House focused on methodically removing obstacles from the path to Reagan’s reelection. Their efforts ... More


The Election of Willie Horton

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the events surrounding the 1988 presidential elections. Despite the palpable sense of exhaustion with Reagan and conservatism he had championed, his vice president, George H. ... More


Top of the Heap

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines economic policies in the 1980s. Reaganite tax policies, for instance, eased the public burden on the wealthy, but brought little or no relief to less affluent Americans. These ... More


Introduction: Common Sense

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Ronald Reagan and Reaganism in the 1980s. Reagan belongs to a select group of political leaders, which includes Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson, ... More


Comin’ Back to the Sixties: Mobilizing Music and Performing Politics, 1988–1990

Christopher D. Stone

in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

American filmmakers have used the rich musical legacy of the 1960s to help frame, historicize, and market the “Celluloid Sixties,” the Sixties as imagined, interpreted, and invoked by filmmakers. ... More


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