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The Resource The pro-war movement : domestic support for the Vietnam War and the making of modern American conservatism, Sandra Scanlon

The pro-war movement : domestic support for the Vietnam War and the making of modern American conservatism, Sandra Scanlon

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The pro-war movement : domestic support for the Vietnam War and the making of modern American conservatism
Title
The pro-war movement
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domestic support for the Vietnam War and the making of modern American conservatism
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Sandra Scanlon
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Language
eng
Summary
In the vast literature on the Vietnam War, much has been written about the antiwar movement and its influence on U.S. policy and politics. In this book, Sandra Scanlon shifts attention to those Americans who supported the war and explores the war's impact on the burgeoning conservative political movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. Believing the Vietnam War to be a just and necessary cause, the pro-war movement pushed for more direct American military intervention in Southeast Asia throughout the Kennedy administration, lobbied for intensified bombing during the Johnson years, and offered coherent, if divided, endorsements of Nixon's policies of phased withdrawal. Although its political wing was dominated by individuals and organizations associated with Barry Goldwater's presidential bids, the movement incorporated a broad range of interests and groups united by a shared antipathy to the New Deal order and liberal Cold War ideology. Appealing to patriotism, conservative leaders initially rallied popular support in favor of total victory and later endorsed Nixon's call for peace with honor. Yet as the war dragged on with no clear end in sight, internal divisions eroded the confidence of pro-war conservatives in achieving their aims and forced them to reevaluate the political viability of their hardline Cold War rhetoric. Conservatives still managed to make use of grassroots patriotic campaigns to marshal support for the war, particularly among white ethnic workers opposed to the antiwar movement. Yet in so doing, Scanlon concludes, they altered the nature and direction of the conservative agenda in both foreign and domestic policy for years to come --
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Scanlon, Sandra
Dewey number
959.70431
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Culture, politics, and the Cold War
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Conservatism
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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The pro-war movement : domestic support for the Vietnam War and the making of modern American conservatism, Sandra Scanlon
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
No substitute for victory : the beginnings of a war -- The loyal opposition? : the push for victory, 1965/1968 -- Conservatives for Nixon : the domestic politics of Vietnam, 1968/1969 -- From victory to honor : making peace with withdrawal, 1969/1972 -- The search for a new majority : popular support for the war -- Tell it to Hanoi : student pro-war campaigns -- Snatching victory : the endings of a war
Control code
FIEb17490820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781625340177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)823041546
Label
The pro-war movement : domestic support for the Vietnam War and the making of modern American conservatism, Sandra Scanlon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
No substitute for victory : the beginnings of a war -- The loyal opposition? : the push for victory, 1965/1968 -- Conservatives for Nixon : the domestic politics of Vietnam, 1968/1969 -- From victory to honor : making peace with withdrawal, 1969/1972 -- The search for a new majority : popular support for the war -- Tell it to Hanoi : student pro-war campaigns -- Snatching victory : the endings of a war
Control code
FIEb17490820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781625340177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)823041546

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