Overall, though, McGirr’s monograph is a good case study on the origins of conservatism in Southern California, a notorious stronghold for the Republican Party in a modern progressive state. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. We are a nation at risk without this critical practice being restored. With Lisa McGirr's thorough, sophisticated, smoothly crafted exploration of Orange County conservatism, the history of the modern Right has finally come of age.". Well known as a hot bed of modern conservatism, Southern California’s Orange County is the focus of this 2001 book. Mainstream America snickered at warnings by California Congressman James B. Utt that "barefooted Africans" were training in Georgia to help the United Nations take over the country. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right - Updated Edition, "A landmark study that will enlighten anyone who cares about the evolution of American politics since World War II. Herein Lisa McGirr, a gifted author and Harvard professor comes closer to making her prose swing than one would expect of a book of this type. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Through this history, she traces the evolution of the New Right from a virulent anticommunist, anti-establishment fringe to a broad national movement nourished by evangelical Protestantism. The author seeks to humanize and explain the sometimes-frightening new "conservative movement" that has particular appeal to residents of Orange County, CA. Find all the books, read about the author and more. Absorbing,Thorough Analysis Of Neoconservative Ascent ! The author argues this grassroots mobilization in Orange County helped redefine conservatism for the latter half of the twentieth century as it capitalized on the “suburbanization and modernization” of America to combat “liberal dominance” in the early 1960s. One could go, as McGirr does not, about how this wealthy stratum got government subsidized highways and tax deductions for their mortgages, while their racial exclusivity was backed up by Federal and State Housing authorities. Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. "Suburban Warriors is an excellent example of the value of combining political with community history. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Meanwhile, she also spins a convincing argument regarding the origins of the American neo-conservative revival in the late `60s and early `70s. --Michael Kazin, Georgetown University, coauthor of America Divided andThe Populist Persuasion, "In her impressively researched, gracefully written book, Lisa McGirr convincingly demonstrates that historians, who have been preoccupied with the Left in the 1960s, need to develop a deeper comprehension of how conservatives in places such as Orange County reconfigured American political culture. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
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