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This book outlines the growth of the political Right in Southern California from the late s into the s. Lisa McGirr traces the Right’s. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right Lisa McGirr. Princeton University Press, $ (cloth). Before the Storm: Barry. Lisa McGirr: Suburban Warriors not to be an ordinary suburban coffee klatch. Next to the coffee in suburbs such as Garden Grove, Orange County (the place.

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From The Mason Historiographiki. One of suburabn most interesting aspects of Suburban Warriors is the prevalence of anticommunism. Little groups make big history, though, as Marx suggested, not just as they please. The Origins of the New American Right. In her book, Suburban Warriors: McGirr says, “Goldwater’s entrepreneurial individualism and his references to the West as the repoitory of true American values elicited a strong regional appeal.

Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right – Lisa McGirr – Google Books

The Origins of the New American Right. Some of the best social scientists Daniel Bell, Seymour Martin Lipset and journalists Richard Rovere of the day saw the Orange County legions as losers, driven into reaction by a sense that the world was passing them by.

They found this in the Senator from Arizona — Barry Goldwater. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Prototypical rather than typical, suburban Orange County, Calif. There was a component of anxiety in their thinking; their anticommunism was based on belief in a strong enemy.

It is impossible to say that the support Goldwater received throughout the country in Republican primaries was based on a similar set of occurrences. Oral History Association members Sign in via society site. But equivalent activists remain at work in Cobb County, Ga.

They rarely had pipe dreams of deliverance by third parties. Taking from their experiences, these individuals, especially mothers who stayed at home to raise their children, began to organize politically in an attempt to have this new value system transplanted into their county and neighborhoods. They were disciplined, these young conservatives.

Views Page Discussion View source History. Orange County was a prime beneficiary of Cold War largesse, and the enemy in Washington was their prime economic supplier. It is hard to imagine that he has missed any interesting or delicious fact about Goldwater or his circle of devotees. However, Watts was close by and demonstrated another reason to support law and order. We are committed to staying free for all our readers. McGirr also does not account for the uniqueness of religious revival in southern California and why it only seems to have occurred there.

The Origins of the New American Right. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Drawing heavily on interviews with grassroots activists as well as a wide range of primary documents, McGirr paints a complex picture exploring the apparent contradiction of powerfully antimodern social, political and religious philosophies thriving in a modern, technological environment and translating into sustained political activity.

Now we are going one step further to become completely ad-free. They flocked to meetings on minor matters liza that, after years of work, they might—to take one example—eventually choose a school superintendent who in declared the United Nations a topic unfit for classroom discussion.

The two books under review—both thorough, both readable, and both important—tell compatible tales of two smallish groupings that made history move. The military and military-industrial complex, including high technology industries like electronics, instrumentation, missiles and aircraft, attracted workers to the county from across the United States. The amorphous middle class includes educated doctors, lawyers, lias and engineers but it also includes others with lesser status, e.

SUBURBAN WARRIORS: The Origins of the New American Right

Wwrriors book is a local study that seeks to explain the rise of a national movement. They were, above all, practical. Yochai BenklerDeborah Chasman. Beginning with the public school system that served their children, these mothers were willing to take on those aspects of life in California that they disagreed with, including the liberal education that the public schools offered to their children.

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