Reaganland America's right turn, 1976-1980

Rick Perlstein, 1969-

Book - 2020

Connects the activities and influence of today's conservative movements to a deliberate shift toward right-wing policies that began during the Carter administration and led to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.

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New York : Simon & Schuster 2020.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Physical Description
ix, 1107 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 921-1065) and index.
Main Author
Rick Perlstein, 1969- (author)
  • Book one: 1976. "Nibbled to death by ducks"
  • "What is an Orrin Hatch?"
  • Book two: 1977. "Hi, Jimmy!"
  • Iceberg
  • Human rights
  • "Little hot squat"
  • Lancegate
  • "The moral womanly woman is alive and well in Mississippi"
  • "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve"
  • Boardroom Jacobins
  • Book three: 1978. "Hang Sen. Dick Clark on a telephone pole"
  • In which the president of the United States is said to have nearly killed an Indian
  • Capital gains
  • No one shoots Santa Claus
  • "The white, American middle class plus blacks who want the same thing"
  • "High and dry"
  • Almighty politics
  • Election season
  • Basements
  • Book four: 1979. Conventional wisdom
  • Superman
  • Christian soldiers
  • The "front-runner"
  • Energy
  • To the mountaintop
  • "Refusing to fan the flames of moderation"
  • "Do you ever feel that we might be the generation that sees armageddon?"
  • Shocks
  • Kickoffs
  • Patriotisms
  • Book five: 1980. "The imam does not often respond"
  • "Do you believe in miracles?"
  • "Jimmy's depression is gonna be worse than Herbert's"
  • "Feed your faith and starve your doubts!"
  • Conventions
  • "Meanness"
  • "A shabby business"
  • "Carter is smarter than Reagan".