Ronald Reagan and the 1980s

Perceptions, Policies, Legacies

  • Cheryl Hudson
  • Gareth Davies

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction Reagan and the 1980s

    1. Cheryl Hudson, Gareth Davies
      Pages 1-15
  3. Perceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Godfrey Hodgson
      Pages 29-40
    3. Jack F. Matlock Jr.
      Pages 57-78
  4. Politics and Policies

  5. Legacies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-268

About this book


By the end of the 1980s, many Americans looked at the state of the nation with a renewed optimism, which was personified by an enduring American president - Ronald Wilson Reagan. The essays in this volume revisit the 1980s in order to examine the factors that contributed to his political and cultural triumphs and assess his legacy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cheryl Hudson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gareth Davies
    • 3
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Rothermere American InstituteUniversity of OxfordUK
  3. 3.St. Anne’s CollegeOxford UniversityUK

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