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The Resource Nut country : right-wing Dallas and the birth of the Southern strategy, Edward H. Miller

Nut country : right-wing Dallas and the birth of the Southern strategy, Edward H. Miller

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Nut country : right-wing Dallas and the birth of the Southern strategy
Title
Nut country
Title remainder
right-wing Dallas and the birth of the Southern strategy
Statement of responsibility
Edward H. Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the morning of November 22, 1963, President Kennedy told Jackie as they started for Dallas, "We're heading into nut country today." That day's events ultimately obscured and revealed just how right he was: Oswald was a lone gunman, but the city that surrounded him was full of people who hated Kennedy and everything he stood for, led by a powerful group of ultraconservatives who would eventually remake the Republican party in their own image. In Nut Country, Edward H. Miller tells the story of that transformation, showing how a group of influential far-right businessmen, religious leaders, and political operatives developed a potent mix of hardline anticommunism, biblical literalism, and racism to generate a violent populism--and widespread power. Though those figures were seen as extreme in Texas and elsewhere, mainstream Republicans nonetheless found themselves forced to make alliances, or tack to the right on topics like segregation. As racial resentment came to fuel the national Republican party's divisive but effective "Southern Strategy, " the power of the extreme conservatives rooted in Texas only grew. Drawing direct lines from Dallas to DC, Miller's captivating history offers a fresh understanding of the rise of the new Republican Party and the apocalyptic language, conspiracy theories, and ideological rigidity that remain potent features of our politics today."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Edward H.
Dewey number
324.273409/045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2359.D35
LC item number
M55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (Tex.)
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Conservatism
  • Dallas (Tex.)
  • Southern States
  • Republican Party (Tex.)
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Southern States
  • Texas
Label
Nut country : right-wing Dallas and the birth of the Southern strategy, Edward H. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big D -- Party women and organization men -- Heralds of apocalypse -- Whistling Dixie -- A man on horseback -- Architects and artisans of the Southern strategy -- Epilogue: revival
Control code
1618925
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 230 pages
Isbn
9780226205380
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015010761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1618925
  • (Sirsi) 1618925
  • (OCoLC)898910931
Label
Nut country : right-wing Dallas and the birth of the Southern strategy, Edward H. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big D -- Party women and organization men -- Heralds of apocalypse -- Whistling Dixie -- A man on horseback -- Architects and artisans of the Southern strategy -- Epilogue: revival
Control code
1618925
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 230 pages
Isbn
9780226205380
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015010761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1618925
  • (Sirsi) 1618925
  • (OCoLC)898910931

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