By June M Benowitz
Florida publication Awards, Bronze Medal for basic Nonfiction
?The scope of the booklet is remarkable. [Benowitz] covers each significant rightist factor, together with the Vietnam warfare and the equivalent Rights modification. . . . hugely recommended.??Choice
?Each bankruptcy offers with a separate set of matters, from revolutionary schooling and the educating of intercourse schooling, to psychological well-being concerns, patriotism, the Vietnam conflict, the hot Left, and conservative competition to the equivalent rights modification. . . . A synthesis of fabric came upon nowhere else in one book.??Journal of yankee History
?Offers a cohesive photo of the problems and the folks who driven the Right?s schedule, and the way either replaced over the years. . . . complements our figuring out of the way and why the hot correct cultivated aid within the overdue Seventies and early 1980s.??Journal of Southern History
?Maintains the wild complexity of right-wing activism. . . . Benowitz manages to include this many-headed activism with out simplifying it or compartmentalizing it.??History of schooling Quarterly
?An vital contribution to the research of this second of political switch, and indicates simply how major a task ladies within the grassroots have performed and proceed to play.??Indiana journal of History
In the mid-twentieth century, a grassroots flow of ladies sought to form the ideologies of the infant boomer formative years. Foremothers of twenty-first century activists akin to Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter, those rightist girls deeply inspired the trail of U.S. politics after global struggle II. In problem and alter, June Benowitz attracts on activists? letters to presidents, editors, and each other, permitting those ladies to talk for themselves. Benowitz examines the problems that stirred them to action?education, health and wellbeing, desegregation, ethical corruption, struggle, patriotism, and the equivalent Rights Amendment?and explores the expansion of the right-wing women?s movement.
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