By Sean P. Cunningham

ISBN-10: 0813125766

ISBN-13: 9780813125763

in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, Texas used to be rocked via a sequence of political transitions. regardless of its century-long history of solidly Democratic politics, the kingdom grew to become a Republican stronghold almost in a single day, and via 1980 it used to be referred to as "Reagan Country." finally, Republicans ruled the Texas political panorama, conserving all twenty-seven of its elected places of work and sporting former governor George W. Bush to his moment time period as president with greater than sixty one percentage of the Texas vote.
Sean P. Cunningham examines the outstanding background of Republican Texas in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the increase of the fashionable correct. using wide examine drawn from the records of 4 presidential libraries, gubernatorial papers, neighborhood crusade workplaces, and oral histories, Cunningham offers a compelling narrative of the main awesome nearby genesis of contemporary conservatism.
Spanning the many years from Kennedy's assassination to Reagan's presidency, Cunningham finds a brilliant portrait of recent conservatism in a single of the nation's greatest and such a lot politically strong states. the latest identify within the New instructions in Southern background sequence, Cunningham's Cowboy Conservatism demonstrates Texas's distinct and important contributions to the transformation of postwar American politics.

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