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Rightward Bound

Making America Conservative in the 1970s

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674027589

Publication Date: 03/15/2008

Academic Trade

384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction [Bruce Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer]
  • Part I. Mobilizing the Movement
    • 1. Inventing Family Values [Matthew D. Lassiter]
    • 2. The Evangelical Resurgence in 1970s American Protestantism [Paul S. Boyer]
    • 3. Make Payroll, Not War [Bethany E. Moreton]
    • 4. Gender and America’s Right Turn [Marjorie Spruill]
    • 5. Civil Rights and the Religious Right [Joseph Crespino]
    • 6. The Decade of the Neighborhood [Suleiman Osman]
    • 7. Cultural Politics and the Singer/Songwriters of the 1970s [Bradford Martin]
    • 8. Financing the Counterrevolution [Alice O’Connor]
  • Part II. The Battle over Policies and Politics
    • 9. The White Ethnic Strategy [Thomas J. Sugrue and John D. Skrentny]
    • 10. The Conservative Struggle and the Energy Crisis [Meg Jacobs]
    • 11. Turnabout Years: Public Sector Unionism and the Fiscal Crisis [Joseph McCartin]
    • 12. Détente and Its Discontents [Jeremi Suri]
    • 13. Carter’s Nicaragua and Other Democratic Quagmires [Derek N. Buckaloo]
    • 14. Conservatives, Carter, and the Politics of National Security [Julian E. Zelizer]
  • Epilogue [Bruce Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer]
  • Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index

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