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Republican Ascendancy American Politics, 1968-2001

ISBN-10: 0882959700
ISBN-13: 9780882959702
Edition: 2002
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Description: This book examines the past thirty years of American politics, a time of dramatic change in government, as well as the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that pushed a significant group of Democrats away from their party and made  More...

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Harlan Davidson Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 210
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This book examines the past thirty years of American politics, a time of dramatic change in government, as well as the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that pushed a significant group of Democrats away from their party and made Republican candidates and ideas attractive to so many. While its focus is on national events, The book details the emergence of GOP control and the tensions among the distinct factions that compose, and in some ways compromise, the modern Republican party.

Foreword
Preface
Republicans in a Democratic Age, 1932-1968
Republican Party Dominance before the New Deal, 1860-1932
Republicans against Roosevelt, 1933-1945
The Cold War, the Red Scare, and Republican Resurgence, 1946-1952
President Eisenhower's Republican Interlude, 1953-1960
Revitalizing Conservative Thought in the Postwar Era, 1945-1964
Liberalism, Backlash, and Republican Revival, 1961-1968
Richard Nixon and the Paradox of the "New Republican Majority," 1969-1974
Continuity of Liberal Domestic Policy
The Southern Strategy: Building a Conservative Bloc
Nixon's War: Vietnam and Foreign Affairs
The Road to Watergate and Ruin
Stagnation, Malaise, and Conservative Revival, 1974-1980
Watergate's Legacy, Political Reform, and Carter's 1976 Election
Economic Stagnation: The End of the Postwar Boom
The Growing Conservative Movement
The Decay of the Democratic Party and the Backlash against Liberalism
Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and the 1980 Election
Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Republican Ascendancy, 1981-1992
The "Reagan Revolution"
Reagan's New Cold War, 1981-1986
The Reagan-Bush Economic and Social Record
Reagan's 1984 Reelection and Second Term
George H. W. Bush, Michael Dukakis, and the 1988 Election
The End of the Cold War and Bush's "New World Order"
George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and the 1992 Election
New Democrats and Republican Revolutionaries, 1993-2000
Republicans versus Clinton, 1993-1994
Newt Gingrich, the 1994 Elections, and the "Republican Revolution" of 1995
The End of the "Republican Revolution" and Clinton's 1996 Reelection
The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton
U.S. Foreign Relations during the Clinton Era, 1993-2000
George W. Bush, Al Gore, and the 2000 Election
Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of Republicans' Conservative Strategies, 1968-2001
Republicans and the "Party System" of 1968-2001
The Decline of the Republicans' Conservative Strategies in the 1990s
A Permanent Republican (or Democratic) Majority in the Twenty-First Century?
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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