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The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Doug Rossinow


This book looks at the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s achieved impressive success in their efforts to transform American government, politics, and society, ushering in the political and social system Americans inhabit today. The book links current trends in economic inequality to the policies and social developments of the Reagan era. It reckons with the racial politics of Reaganism and its debt to the backlash generated by the civil rights movement, ... More

Keywords: Ronald Reagan, Reaganism, libertarian economics, Reaganite conservatives, American government, Reagan era, U.S. foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169882
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doug Rossinow, author