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The Resource Righteous warrior : Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism, William A. Link

Righteous warrior : Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism, William A. Link

Label
Righteous warrior : Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism
Title
Righteous warrior
Title remainder
Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism
Statement of responsibility
William A. Link
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A portrait of a commanding American politician and of the conservative movement he forged. Early on, Helms realized the power of television, and across North Carolina in the 1960s, he battled the civil rights movement, campus radicalism, and the sexual revolution. Desegregation was a central issue in solidifying his base and mobilizing political support, but also important was his discomfort with what he believed was a rising tide of immorality. In 1973, he was elected to the Senate, where he remained until 2003. As Senator, Helms became a national conservative leader and spokesman for the revitalized American Right, playing a prominent role in the Reagan Revolution of the 1970s and 1980s and the rising tide of Republicanism of the 1990s. Historian William Link tells the story of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century and the conservative mark he left on the American political landscape.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.H44
LC item number
L56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Righteous warrior : Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism, William A. Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-622) and index
Contents
A boll weevil in the cotton patch: early years -- Traveling the long, dreary road: TV conservative -- Black is white, and wrong is right: backlash politics -- Standing against the prevailing wind: leading the new right -- Conservatism has come of age: organizing the movement -- Archangel of the right: the Reagan revolution -- A pure gospel of conservatism: protecting the revolution -- A lionhearted leader of a great and growing army: the election of 1984 -- I am beyond your reach: new directions -- Jesse's spiderweb: the politics of sexuality -- The conservative lion in his winter: transitions -- A big rock in a river: resisting Clinton -- Time takes a terrific toll: elder statesman
Control code
156832345
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 643 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312356002
Lccn
2007039411
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)156832345
Label
Righteous warrior : Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism, William A. Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-622) and index
Contents
A boll weevil in the cotton patch: early years -- Traveling the long, dreary road: TV conservative -- Black is white, and wrong is right: backlash politics -- Standing against the prevailing wind: leading the new right -- Conservatism has come of age: organizing the movement -- Archangel of the right: the Reagan revolution -- A pure gospel of conservatism: protecting the revolution -- A lionhearted leader of a great and growing army: the election of 1984 -- I am beyond your reach: new directions -- Jesse's spiderweb: the politics of sexuality -- The conservative lion in his winter: transitions -- A big rock in a river: resisting Clinton -- Time takes a terrific toll: elder statesman
Control code
156832345
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 643 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312356002
Lccn
2007039411
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)156832345

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