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Suburban Warriors

The Origins of the New American Right (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)

by Lisa McGirr

  • 157 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Central government,
  • Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • History,
  • History - U.S,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • American History,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • Political Science and International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758324M
    ISBN 100691096112
    ISBN 109780691096117

    Perhaps it is time for a new edition. Conspiracy theories thrive partly because crackpots are ever eager to give history the gloss of rationality, but also because, perversely, the theories capture the correct intuition that small groups can produce huge consequences. 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. A frontier-era mythos of rugged individualism, nurtured on hatred of eastern elites who funded western growth before Uncle Sam conveniently hid this dependency. The predominantly white, middle class and Protestant population 44 actively responds to perceived threats from a hodgepodge of distant and indistinct enemies to individualism, family and religion Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today!

    McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. She believes that this is an important process to go through; by examining the history of the county, she hopes to instill in the reader a notion that this was a county in the midst of tremendous transition. After only twenty years of organizing, the Right's moment had come. Why the Right Wins They reveled in American dreams, felt entitled to American comforts, and it was precisely because of their entitlements that they feared enemies at their gates. It provides a solid complement to works like Nixonland that chronicle the bigger picture by making the story local and personal. Let's move this over some more.

    McGirr begins her study with an in-depth overview of the history of Orange County. It represents a close community of like people focused on family. McGirr's work provides an excellent window into the ways in which social forces can bring about far-reaching changes in a specific locality. Her original contribution to the social history of politics broadens--and often upsets--our understanding of the deep and tenacious roots of popular conservatism in America. Suburban Warriors goes a long way to explaining the origins of a movement whose influence remains formidable to this day. They found this in the Senator from Arizona — Barry Goldwater.


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Suburban Warriors book

There is great promise in looking at the ways technology and new media have empowered her suburban warriors and the political parties and causes they serve. Orange County offered the government the space and work force needed for these activities.

McGirr claims George Wallace found little support in white collar Orange County because of his attachment "to New Deal programs, the welfare state and unions.

ISBN 13: 9780691096117

While there are many strong points to the book, there are many weaknesses as well, including a major flaw in the previous sentence. She is perplexed by their political views, however, and it shows.

Overall, Suburban Warriors provides a solid, if self-consciously narrowly focused, understanding of the rise of conservatism in the United States. She believes that this is an important wariors to go through; by examining the history of the county, she hopes to instill in the reader a notion that this was a county in the midst of tremendous transition.

Racism was rarely expressed but Orange County conservatives were up in arms about the Rumford Open Housing Act to prevent discrimination in housing. As educated white men and their families began to move into the county from various parts of the country, they had a unique opportunity to create their own culture and rules that would govern their new lives.

In conclusion, McGirr discovers that, despite the prevailing elite notions that conservatism is antimodern and that the spread of education and modernization should have further marginalized it, "conservative forces have instead flourished, and they have done so most recently in areas considered least conducive to them: modern suburban regions McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines.

Yet, in Utt's home district of Orange County, thousands of middle-class suburbanites proceeded to organize a powerful conservative movement that would land Ronald Reagan in the White House and redefine the spectrum of acceptable politics into the next century.

There was a component of anxiety in their thinking; their anticommunism was based on belief in a strong enemy.

She specifically notes the influence of fundamentalist churches, like the Orange County Central Baptist Church, which supported right-wing groups such as the John Birch Society. Because scholars are a pretty self-selecting group and because that group is overwhelming left of center, we naturally focus our research on movements we are sympathetic with.

McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. One particularly interesting point that McGirr makes is that the people in her study have been dismissed, both by their contemporaries and by historians, as extremists, but they crafted a trend in popular and political thought that held on to power for quite a long time.

She also explored the vital role that women played in driving these changes. That is simply not possible. How many of us talk to conservatives every day? Not too many. This reminded me of Schwarz's description of conflict between southerners and westerners, on one side, and north-easterners on the other.

The Digital is Political Clara Hendrickson.Suburban Warriors shows how activists of the John Birch Society, the Christian Anticommunist Crusade, and many other such groups fumed against the New Deal and wimpy, crypto-Communist softness in Washington not because they were victims of liberalism but because they were beneficiaries with moral passion to spare.

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in. Sep 13,  · Suburban Warriorsis not primarily a book about oral history, nor does oral history form the largest or most frequently used body of the book's source material.

Since Suburban Warriors, however, is a historical origin story, and since many of the participants, especially in the earliest beginnings of this story, are ordinary Author: Jessica Roseberry.

This 5 page paper is a book report on Lisa McGirr's book, Suburban Warriors. Chronicles the rise of middle class activism in the 's and its impact on right wing power. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Apr 11,  · That was my aim when I took up the subject in the late s — and, even more explicitly, the aim of Lisa McGirr, now of Harvard University, whose book, “Suburban Warriors: The.

Her award winning first book, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right investigates the social and regional basis of grass-roots conservative politics in the post-World War II United States.

She teaches a wide variety of courses on the history of the United States in the 20th century.