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Republican War Against Women An Insider's Report from Behind the Lines

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ISBN-10: 0553378163

ISBN-13: 9780553378160

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Tanya Melich

List price: $25.00
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In 1980, Republicans used appeals to sexist and racist bigotry to win the Presidency. The party adopted an electoral strategy that included getting votes by playing on the fear and uncertainty engendered by the civil rights and women's political movements, and continued to use this strategy in the campaigns of 1984, 1988, and 1992. Under the Reagan and Bush administrations, this strategy became a crucial part of the party's governing policies. This book is not a political science treatise nor a description of political campaigns; it is a documented account of a grab for power that, as the years pass, continues to intensify antagonism between the sexes and to sow unnecessary division among…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/5/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Prologue: Houston, August 19, 1992
How It Happened
The Conflict of Principle and Expediency
Two Emerging Agendas
The Line Is Crossed
An Emboldened New Right
A Time of Accommodation
The Backlash Breaks Out
The Successful Trial Run
Winning the Brass Ring
The Misogynist Era of Reagan-Bush, 1980-1992
Reagan's New Republican Beginning
The "Women's Problem"
"Teach Them a Lesson"
The Coalition Cracks
Valuable Weapons: Bush's Political Women
Victory Without Honor
Pro-Choicers Fight Back
Faithful Friend of the Right
The Collapse of Bush
Rebirth or Extremism
Theocrats Get a Place at the Table
The Chaos of the GOP
The Future of the Republic