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The Resource The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s, Doug Rossinow

The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s, Doug Rossinow

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The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s
Title
The Reagan Era
Title remainder
a history of the 1980s
Statement of responsibility
Doug Rossinow
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this concise yet thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s achieved impressive success in their efforts to transform American government, politics, and society, ushering in the political and social system Americans inhabit today. Rossinow links current trends in economic inequality to the policies and social developments of the Reagan era. He reckons with the racial politics of Reaganism and its debt to the backlash generated by the civil rights movement, as well as Reaganism's entanglement with the politics of crime and the rise of mass incarceration. Rossinow narrates the conflicts that rocked U.S. foreign policy toward Central America, and he explains the role of the recession during the early 1980s in the decline of manufacturing and the growth of a service economy. From the widening gender gap to the triumph of yuppies and rap music, from Reagan's tax cuts and military buildup to the celebrity of Michael Jackson and Madonna, from the era's Wall Street scandals to the successes of Bill Gates and Sam Walton, from the first "war on terror" to the end of the Cold War and the brink of America's first war with Iraq, this history, lively and readable yet sober and unsparing, gives readers vital perspective on a decade that dramatically altered the American landscape.--
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Rossinow, Douglas C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • United States
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The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s, Doug Rossinow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The time is now -- The agenda -- Victory on Capitol Hill -- An aggressive foreign policy -- The purge -- 1983: the world at the brink -- The high eighties -- Days of fear -- The winner -- Arms and the man -- The crisis -- Strength through peace -- The election of Willie Horton -- The free world -- Top of the heap
Control code
FIEb17679205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780231169882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)875404164
Label
The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s, Doug Rossinow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The time is now -- The agenda -- Victory on Capitol Hill -- An aggressive foreign policy -- The purge -- 1983: the world at the brink -- The high eighties -- Days of fear -- The winner -- Arms and the man -- The crisis -- Strength through peace -- The election of Willie Horton -- The free world -- Top of the heap
Control code
FIEb17679205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780231169882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)875404164

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