The Other Eighties: A Secret History of America in the Age of Reagan

The Other Eighties: A Secret History of America in the Age of Reagan

Bradford Martin


during this enticing ebook, Bradford Martin illuminates a special Eighties than many remember—one whose background has been buried less than the celebratory narrative of conservative ascendancy. Ronald Reagan looms huge in so much bills of the interval, encouraging american citizens to give up the activist and liberal politics of the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s and include the resurgent conservative wave. yet a better glance unearths vast swath of usa citizens strongly disapproved of Reagan’s guidelines all through his presidency. With a weakened Democratic celebration scurrying for the political middle, many expressed their dissatisfaction outdoor electoral politics. in contrast to the civil rights and Vietnam-era protesters, activists of the Nineteen Eighties frequently came upon themselves at the shielding, suffering to maintain the hard-won victories of the former period. Their successes, then, weren't in ushering in a brand new period of innovative reforms yet in effecting swap in components from specialist lifestyles to pop culture, whereas beating again a good extra forceful political shift to the precise.

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