The Right Side of the Sixties

Reexamining Conservatism’s Decade of Transformation

  • Editors
  • Laura Jane Gifford
  • Daniel K. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction: What Happened to Conservatism in the 1960s?

    1. Laura Jane Gifford, Daniel K. Williams
      Pages 1-18
  3. The Politics of Race

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Stephanie R. Rolph
      Pages 21-39
    3. Margaret L. Freeman
      Pages 41-59
    4. Joshua D. Farrington
      Pages 61-80
  4. Shaping Conservative Ideology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Samuel Brenner
      Pages 83-99
    3. Jason Stahl
      Pages 101-118
  5. God and Country

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Robert Daniel Rubin
      Pages 121-140
    3. Daniel K. Williams
      Pages 141-158
  6. The International Arena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Laura Jane Gifford
      Pages 161-179
    3. Michael Brenes
      Pages 181-199
    4. Seth Offenbach
      Pages 201-220
    5. Andrew Preston
      Pages 221-240
  7. The Conservative Triumph in the GOP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Justin P. Coffey
      Pages 243-259
  8. Epilogue: Looking Back on the Decade in which Conservatism “Grew Up”

    1. Laura Jane Giford, Daniel K. Williams
      Pages 261-265
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 267-277

About this book


The 1960s were a transformative era for American politics, but much is still unknown about the growth of conservatism during the period when it was radically reshaped and became the national political force that it is today. In their efforts to chronicle the national politicians and organizations that led the movement, previous histories have often neglected local perspectives, the role of religion, transnational exchange, and other aspects that help to explain conservatism's enduring influence in American politics. Taken together, the contributions gathered here offer a cutting-edge synthesis that incorporates these overlooked developments and provides new insights into the way that the 1960s shaped the trajectory of postwar conservatism.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43691-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01479-5
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