The Right Side of the Sixties

The Right Side of the Sixties

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This volume offers America historians a new perspective on conservatism in the 1960s and the way in which the changes of the decade shaped the development of American politics for the next half-century. Historians have increasingly begun to view the '60s as a decade of conservatism, and a spate of landmark books in the field have traced the careers of Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George Wallace. Much, however, is still unknown about the growth of the conservative movement during this decade. In their effort to chronicle the national politicians and organizations that led the movement, previous histories of conservatism neglected to examine lesser-known developmentsa€”local perspectives, the role of religion, transnational dimensionsa€”that help to give clues to conservatism's enduring influence in American politics. The contributions here provide a synthesis of cutting-edge scholarship that addresses those overlooked developments and offers new insights into the way that the 1960s shaped the trajectory and contributed to the political power of postwar conservatismFor the first few years oftheVietnam War, most members of the conservative movement agreed that victory in Vietnamwasan essential ... in Africa, a€ Human Events, January 18, 1964, 10;Barry Goldwater, WhyNot Victory?, 2nd ed. ... There were many examples of thisrhetoric within the Right;one exampleis: Editorial, [ Untitled], anbsp;...

Title:The Right Side of the Sixties
Author: Laura Jane Gifford, Daniel K. Williams
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-07-25

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