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A war for the soul of America : a history of the culture wars, Andrew Hartman

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A war for the soul of America : a history of the culture wars
Title
A war for the soul of America
Title remainder
a history of the culture wars
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hartman
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Language
eng
Summary
When Patrick Buchanan took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 1992 and proclaimed, "There is a religious war going on for the soul of our country," his audience knew what he was talking about: the culture wars, which had raged throughout the previous decade and would continue until the century's end, pitting conservative and religious Americans against their liberal, secular fellow citizens. It was an era marked by polarization and posturing fueled by deep-rooted anger and insecurity. Buchanan's fiery speech marked a high point in the culture wars, but as Andrew Hartman shows in this richly analytical history, their roots lay farther back, in the tumult of the 1960s - and their significance is much greater than generally assumed. Far more than a mere sideshow or shouting match, the culture wars, Hartman argues, were the very public face of America's struggle over the unprecedented social changes of the period, as the cluster of social norms that had long governed American life began to give way to a new openness to different ideas, identities, and articulations of what it meant to be an American. The hot-button issues like abortion, affirmative action, art, censorship, feminism, and homosexuality that dominated politics in the period were symptoms of the larger struggle, as conservative Americans slowly began to acknowledge - if initially through rejection - many fundamental transformations of American life. As an ever-more partisan but also an ever-more diverse and accepting America continues to find its way in a changing world, A War for the Soul of America reminds us of how we got here, and what all the shouting has really been about
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartman, Andrew
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S62
LC item number
H37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Culture conflict
  • Social change
  • Social problems
  • Kulturkonflikt
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • USA
  • Culture conflict
  • Social change
  • Social problems
  • United States
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A war for the soul of America : a history of the culture wars, Andrew Hartman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-334) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The sixties as liberation -- The neoconservative Kulturkämpfe -- Taking God's country back -- The color line -- The trouble with gender -- The sacred and the profane -- God, state, and curriculum -- The battle for the American mind -- The contested American past -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn887849195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780226254500
Lccn
2014048487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024799227
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226254500
  • (OCoLC)887849195
Label
A war for the soul of America : a history of the culture wars, Andrew Hartman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The sixties as liberation -- The neoconservative Kulturkämpfe -- Taking God's country back -- The color line -- The trouble with gender -- The sacred and the profane -- God, state, and curriculum -- The battle for the American mind -- The contested American past -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn887849195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780226254500
Lccn
2014048487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024799227
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226254500
  • (OCoLC)887849195

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