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The political culture of the New West

Author: Jeff Roche
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how westerners have expanded the boundaries of the political and emerged as a harbinger of America's electoral future. This book portrays a politically heterogeneous region and shows how its  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Roche
ISBN: 9780700616138 0700616136 9780700616145 0700616144
OCLC Number: 225875121
Description: xii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Farber --
Introduction / Jeff Roche --
1. The Western Hero in Politics: Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and the Rise of the American Conservative Movement / Robert A. Goldberg --
2. Agricultural Politics in the Twentieth-Century American West / R. Douglas Hurt --
3. The Illusions of Independence: Texas Oilmen and the Politics of Postwar Petroleum / Karen R. Merrill --
4. "They Locked God outside the Iron Curtain": The Politics of Anticommunism and the Ascendancy of Plain-Folk Evangelicalism in the Postwar West / Darren Dochuk --
5. The Politics of Place: Carey McWilliams and Radical Regionalism / Michael Steiner --
6. Latinos in the Politics of the West / Ignacio M. Garcia --
7. The Evolution of Modern American Indian Politics / Bradley Glenn Shrew --
8. Becoming the New Objects of Racial Scorn: Racial Politics and Racial Hierarchy in Postwar San Francisco, 1945-1960 / Scott H. Tang --
9. Remaking Urban in the American West: Urban Environmentalism, Lifestyle Politics, and Hip Capitalism in Boulder, Colorado / Amy L. Scott --
10. Free Minds and Free Markets: Counterculture Libertarians, Natural Capitalists, and an Alternative Vision of Western Political Authenticity / Andrew G. Kirk --
11. The Call in the Wild: Nature, Technology, and Environmental Politics / John P. Herron --
12. The Politics of Western Memory / David M. Wrobel.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Roche ; foreword by David Farber.
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"A signature compendium. Taken together the chapters elucidate the variety and vitality of political cultures and show how they have shaped the American West and the American nation in familiar and Read more...

 
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