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The Resource Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s, Gil Troy

Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s, Gil Troy

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Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s
Title
Morning in America
Title remainder
how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s
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Gil Troy
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Language
eng
Summary
Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy argues that the Great Communicator was also the Great Conciliator. His pioneering and lively reassessment of Ronald Reagan's legacy takes us through the 1980s in ten year-by-year chapters, integrating the story of the Reagan presidency with stories of the decade's cultural icons and watershed moments-from personalities to popular television shows. One such watershed moment was the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. With the trauma of Vietnam fading, the triumph of America's 1983 invasion of tiny Grenada still fresh, and a reviving economy, Americans geared up for a festival of international harmony that-spurred on by an entertainment-focused news media, corporate sponsors, and the President himself-became a celebration of the good old U.S.A. At the Games' opening, Reagan presided over a thousand-voice choir, a 750-member marching band, and a 90,000-strong teary-eyed audience singing "America the Beautiful!" while waving thousands of flags. Reagan emerges more as happy warrior than angry ideologue, as a big-picture man better at setting America's mood than implementing his program. With a vigorous Democratic opposition, Reagan's own affability, and other limiting factors, the eighties were less counterrevolutionary than many believe. Many sixties' innovations went mainstream, from civil rights to feminism. Reagan fostered a political culture centered on individualism and consumption-finding common ground between the right and the left. Written with verve, Morning in America is both a major new look at one of America's most influential modern-day presidents and the definitive story of a decade that continues to shape our times.--
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Troy, Gil
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  • illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Politics and culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s, Gil Troy
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction. Ronald Reagan's defining vision for the 1980s- and America -- 1980, Cleveland. "There you go again!" : defeating Defeatism- and Jimmy Carter -- 1981, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Ronald Reagan show, the new dynastry, and David Stockman's Reagonomics -- 1982, Hill Street. The other America's blues -- 1983, Beaufort, South Carolina. The Big Chill and the Great Reconciliation: where the sixties meet the eighties -- 1984, Los Angeles. The wizard of America's Id chooses patriotism over politics -- 1985, Brooklyn, New York. Bill Cosby's multicultural America meets Ronald Reagan's celebrity presidency -- 1986, Wall Street. The wild, wild East and the Reagan money culture -- 1987, Mourning in America. Fiascos at home and abroad -- 1988, Stanford. The culture wars: closing and opening the American mind -- 1989, Kennebunkport, Maine. The Bush restoration: kinder, gentler, but still Reagnite -- 1990, Boston. First night, new decade: Why so blue?
Control code
FIEb17679230
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
417 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691130606
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)76798269
Label
Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s, Gil Troy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Ronald Reagan's defining vision for the 1980s- and America -- 1980, Cleveland. "There you go again!" : defeating Defeatism- and Jimmy Carter -- 1981, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Ronald Reagan show, the new dynastry, and David Stockman's Reagonomics -- 1982, Hill Street. The other America's blues -- 1983, Beaufort, South Carolina. The Big Chill and the Great Reconciliation: where the sixties meet the eighties -- 1984, Los Angeles. The wizard of America's Id chooses patriotism over politics -- 1985, Brooklyn, New York. Bill Cosby's multicultural America meets Ronald Reagan's celebrity presidency -- 1986, Wall Street. The wild, wild East and the Reagan money culture -- 1987, Mourning in America. Fiascos at home and abroad -- 1988, Stanford. The culture wars: closing and opening the American mind -- 1989, Kennebunkport, Maine. The Bush restoration: kinder, gentler, but still Reagnite -- 1990, Boston. First night, new decade: Why so blue?
Control code
FIEb17679230
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
417 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691130606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76798269

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