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Steep : the Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party.

Author: Lawrence Rosenthal; Christine Trost
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
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In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. In the wake of Obama's election, as commentators proclaimed the "death of conservatism," Tax Day rallies and Tea Party showdowns at congressional town hall meetings marked a new and unexpected chapter in American conservatism. Accessible to students and general readers, Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party brings together leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Rosenthal; Christine Trost
ISBN: 9780520954106 0520954106
OCLC Number: 809771524
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction: The Rise of the Tea Party; Part One: What Manner of Movement?; Chapter 1. The Tea Party in Historical Perspective: A Conservative Response to a Crisis of Political Economy; Chapter 2. Reframing Populist Resentments in the Tea Party Movement; Chapter 3. View from the Top: Report on Six National Tea Party Organizations; Chapter 4. Astroturf versus Grass Roots: Scenes from Early Tea Party Mobilization; Part Two: "The Real Americans": Motivation and Identity. Chapter 5. The Tea Party: A "White Citizenship" Movement?Chapter 6. The Past and Future of Race in the Tea Party Movement; Chapter 7. Of Mama Grizzlies and Politics: Women and the Tea Party; Part Three: New on the Bloc: Political Impact; Chapter 8. Grand Old Tea Party: Partisan Polarization and the Rise of the Tea Party Movement; Chapter 9. The Future of the Tea Party: Scoring an Invitation to the Republican Party; Chapter 10. The Tea Party and the Religious Right Movements: Frenemies with Benefits; Epilogue: A Tale of Two Movements; About the Contributors; Index.

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In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. This title brings together leading scholars and experts on the American Right to examine a political movement that  Read more...

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