Transforming America: Politics and Culture During the Reagan Years

Kobo ebook | January 19, 2007

byRobert M. Collins

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By the end of the 1980s, the "malaise" that had once pervaded American society was replaced by a renewed sense of confidence and national purpose. However, beneath this veneer of optimism was a nation confronting the effects of massive federal deficits

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By the end of the 1980s, the "malaise" that had once pervaded American society was replaced by a renewed sense of confidence and national purpose. However, beneath this veneer of optimism was a nation confronting the effects of massive federal deficits

Robert M. Collins is the William H. Byler Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is the author of More: The Politics of Economic Growth in Postwar America and The Business Response to Keynes, 1929-1964.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 19, 2007Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231511302

ISBN - 13:9780231511308

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Malaise
2. Enter Ronald Reagan, Pragmatic Ideologue
3. Reaganomics
4. Greed is Good? The American Business System in the Eighties
5. Social Problems, Societal Issues
6. The Postmodern Moment
7. Culture War
8. Combating the Evil Empire
9. Winning the Cold War
10. The Eighties Legacy: The Recentering of Politics and Culture

Notes
Index

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Transforming America is an engaging, readable account of an important decade.