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The Resource Mothers of conservatism : women and the postwar right, Michelle M. Nickerson, (electronic book)

Mothers of conservatism : women and the postwar right, Michelle M. Nickerson, (electronic book)

Label
Mothers of conservatism : women and the postwar right
Title
Mothers of conservatism
Title remainder
women and the postwar right
Statement of responsibility
Michelle M. Nickerson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mothers of Conservatism tells the story of 1950s southern Californian housewives who shaped the grassroots right in the two decades following World War II. Michelle Nickerson describes how red-hunting homemakers mobilized activist networks, institutions, and political consciousness in local education battles, and she introduces a generation of women who developed political styles and practices around their domestic routines. From the conservative movement's origins in the early fifties through the presidential election of 1964, Nickerson documents how women shaped conservatism from the bottom up, out of the fabric of their daily lives and into the agenda of the Republican Party. Female activists formed study groups, gave lectures, published newsletters, hosted public events, and opened conservative bookstores, bringing Cold War geopolitics into their local communities. Frightened that communism was infecting the minds of their children through the public education system, these women took it upon themselves to address potential threats. This sense of duty, ironically, removed many of them from the house for numerous hours of the week to perform political work, and their activities contributed to a feminine ideal that Nickerson calls the "populist housewife"--A political model of womanhood that emphasized common sense, lack of pretension, and spirituality. A unique history of the American conservative movement, Mothers of Conservatism shows how housewives got out of the house and discovered their political capital
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nickerson, Michelle M
Dewey number
320.082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
N53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Conservatism
  • Feminism
  • United States
Label
Mothers of conservatism : women and the postwar right, Michelle M. Nickerson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patriotic daughters and isolationist mothers : conservative women in the early twentieth century -- All politics was local : grassroots conservatism in postwar Los Angeles -- Education or indoctrination? : conservative female activism in the Los Angeles public schools -- "Siberia, U.S.A." : psychological experts and the state -- The "conservative sex" : women and the building of a movement -- Conclusion
Control code
EBC831898
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 231 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780691121840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., map.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mothers of conservatism : women and the postwar right, Michelle M. Nickerson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patriotic daughters and isolationist mothers : conservative women in the early twentieth century -- All politics was local : grassroots conservatism in postwar Los Angeles -- Education or indoctrination? : conservative female activism in the Los Angeles public schools -- "Siberia, U.S.A." : psychological experts and the state -- The "conservative sex" : women and the building of a movement -- Conclusion
Control code
EBC831898
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 231 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780691121840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., map.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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