A Companion to Ronald Reagan (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

A Companion to Ronald Reagan (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

By: Andrew L. Johns (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedented detail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan s administration. It assesses the scope and influence of his various careers within the context of the times, providing wide-ranging coverage of his administration, and his legacy. * Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the United States based on new documentary evidence and engagement with the most recent secondary literature * Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign and domestic policy, with topics integrated thematically and chronologically * Includes a section on key figures associated politically and personally with Reagan

About Author

Andrew L. Johns is Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. He is the author of Vietnam s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War (2010), and the co-editor of The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War (with Kathryn C. Statler, 2006) and Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945 (with Heather L. Dichter, 2014). He is also the editor of Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review.


Notes on Contributors viii To Grasp and Hold a Vision : Ronald Reagan in Historical Perspective 1 Andrew L. Johns Part I Ronald Reagan s Pre-Presidential Life and Career 7 1. Reagan s Early Years: From Dixon to Hollywood 9 John Sbardellati 2. Political Ideology and Activism to 1966 22 Lori Clune 3. Reagan s Gubernatorial Years: From Conservative Spokesperson to National Politician 40 Kurt Schuparra 4. Reagan Runs: His Campaigns for the Presidency, 1976, 1980, and 1984 54 Yanek Mieczkowski Part II The Reagan Administration, 1981 1989 71 Domestic Policy: Politics and Economics 73 5. The Great Communicator: Rhetoric, Media, and Leadership Style 74 Reed L. Welch 6. Reagan and the Evolution of American Politics, 1981 1989 96 Andrew E. Busch 7. Ronald Reagan and the Supreme Court 117 Andrew E. Hunt 8. Reaganomics : The Fiscal and Monetary Policies 131 W. Elliot Brownlee 9. Reagan and the Economy: Business and Labor, Deregulation and Regulation 149 Michael R. Adamson 10. Reagan and the Military 167 Jonathan Reed Winkler Domestic Policy: Social and Cultural Issues 184 11. Ronald Reagan, Race, Civil Rights, and Immigration 185 Lilia Fernandez 12. Reagan, Religion, and the Culture Wars of the 1980s 204 Matthew Avery Sutton 13. Reagan and AIDS 221 Jennifer Brier 14. The Crackdown in America: The Reagan Revolution and the War on Drugs 238 Jeremy Kuzmarov 15. Ronald Reagan s Environmental Legacy 257 Jacob Darwin Hamblin Foreign Policy: Issues 275 16. Reagan, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, 1981 1985 276 Michael V. Paulauskas 17. Shaking the Empire, or a Negotiated Settlement: Ronald Reagan and Visions of the Cold War s End 295 Gregory Mitrovich 18. The Iran Contra Affair 321 James F. Siekmeier 19. The Reagan Doctrine 339 Dustin Walcher 20. Reagan and Terrorism 359 Heather S. Gregg Foreign Policy: Regions 377 21. Reagan and Africa 378 James H. Meriwether 22. Reagan and Western Europe 393 William Glenn Gray 23. Reagan and Asia 411 Michael Schaller 24. Reagan and Central America 434 Jason M. Colby 25. Reagan and the Middle East 453 Clea Bunch Key Figures 469 26. Mikhail Gorbachev 470 Elizabeth C. Charles 27. The Vice Presidency of George H. W. Bush 491 Michael F. Cairo 28. Ronald Reagan, Tip O Neill, and 1980s Congressional History 510 Robert David Johnson 29. The Troika: James Baker III, Edwin Meese III, and Michael Deaver 529 Christopher Maynard 30. A Foreign Policy Divided Against Itself: George Shultz versus Caspar Weinberger 546 Andrew Preston 31. Margaret Thatcher 565 Michael F. Hopkins Part III The Legacy of Ronald Reagan 583 32. Ronald Reagan and the Conservative Movement 585 Sandra Scanlon 33. Reagan and Globalization 608 Thomas W. Zeiler 34. Reputation and Legacies: An American Symbol 626 Chester J. Pach Index 644

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  • ISBN13: 9780470655047
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9780470655047
  • weight: 1218
  • ISBN10: 0470655046

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