Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era by Richard S. ConleyHistorical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era by Richard S. Conley

Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era

byRichard S. Conley

Hardcover | February 21, 2007

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The 1980s and early 1990s were remarkable for the triumph of conservatism in the United States and its closest allies. The victories of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the United States were complemented by the electoral successes of Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom and Brian Mulroney in Canada. The relationship between Reagan and Bush and their conservative counterparts was particularly important in providing a united front on foreign policy, whether the target was the Soviet Union, Communist insurgencies in Africa or Latin America, or Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The Reagan-Bush era witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the latter half of the twentieth century: the collapse of the Soviet Union, a presidential assassination attempt, political scandal, a stock market crash, military invasions, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. The Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.
Richard S. Conley has been teaching at University of Florida since 1998, where he is presently associate professor in political science. He is a recognized authority on the U.S. presidency and executive-legislative relations. He has written numerous articles, book chapters, and several books, including the Historical Dictionary of th...
Title:Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush EraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.91 × 1.02 inPublished:February 21, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 3 Chronology Part 4 Introduction Part 5 THE DICTIONARY Part 6 Appendixes Chapter 7 1. President Ronald Reagan and His Administration, 1981-89 Chapter 8 2. Vetoes of Public Bills Cast by Ronald Reagan, 1981-89 Chapter 9 3. President Ronald Reagan's Success Rate in Congress, 1981-88 Chapter 10 4. President Ronald Reagan's Approval (%), 1981-88 Chapter 11 5. President Ronald Reagan's Monthly Approval Data (%), 1981-88 Chapter 12 6. President George H. W. Bush and His Administration, 1989-93 Chapter 13 7. Veotes of Bills Cast by George H. W. Bush, 1989-93 Chapter 14 8. President George H. W. Bush's Success Rate in Congress, 1989-92 Chapter 15 9. President George H. W. Bush's Public Approval (%), 1989-92 Chapter 16 10. President George H. W. Bush's Monthly Approval Data (%), 1989-92 Part 17 Bibliography Part 18 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

In dozens of entries on movements, trends, events, and people, those too young to remember and those who need a reminder can find references, chronologies and raw data on these two presidential administrations and the issues surrounding them. Along with the entries, which are accessible to general readers, editor Conley (political science, U. of Florida) includes cross-references, a chronology and a context-rich introduction as well as data on vetoes, success rates in Congress, monthly approval data, and a very helpful list of acronyms and abbreviations.