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Author Olmsted, Kathryn S
Title Right out of California : the 1930s and the big business roots of modern conservatism / Kathryn S. Olmsted
Imprint New York : The New Press, 2015
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 人文社會聯圖  F866 .O483 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020494928
Descript 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR's New Deal. Right Out of California tells how this brief moment of upheaval terrified business leaders into rethinking their relationship to American politics--a narrative that pits a ruthless generation of growers against a passionate cast of reformers, writers, and revolutionaries. Olmsted reveals how California's businessmen learned the language of populism with the help of allies in the media and entertainment industries, and in the process created a new style of politics: corporate funding of grassroots groups, military-style intelligence gathering against political enemies, professional campaign consultants, and alliances between religious and economic conservatives. The business leaders who battled for the hearts and minds of Depression-era California, moreover, would go on to create the organizations that launched the careers of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. A riveting history in its own right, Right Out of California is also a vital chapter in our nation's political transformation whose echoes are still felt today"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Revolution and Reaction -- The Great Strike -- A New Deal -- Bohemians -- Imperial -- Crooks or Tools -- Seeing Red -- Campaigns Inc. -- Making History -- Harvest
Subject California -- Politics and government -- 20th century
California -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Conservatism -- California -- History -- 20th century
Labor disputes -- California -- History -- 20th century
Agricultural industries -- Political activity -- California -- History -- 20th century
Businessmen -- Political activity -- California -- History -- 20th century
Business and politics -- California -- History -- 20th century
Social change -- California -- History -- 20th century
Depressions -- 1929 -- California
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century. bisacsh
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