By Sean P. Cunningham
During the Sixties and Seventies, Texas was once rocked via a sequence of political transitions. regardless of its century-long history of solidly Democratic politics, the country turned a Republican stronghold almost in a single day, and by means of 1980 it was once referred to as "Reagan Country." finally, Republicans ruled the Texas political panorama, conserving all twenty-seven of its elected workplaces and sporting former governor George W. Bush to his moment time period as president with greater than sixty one percentage of the Texas vote.Sean P. Cunningham examines the extraordinary background of Republican Texas in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the increase of the fashionable correct. using vast study drawn from the files of 4 presidential libraries, gubernatorial papers, neighborhood crusade places of work, and oral histories, Cunningham provides a compelling narrative of the main impressive neighborhood genesis of recent conservatism. Spanning the many years from Kennedy's assassination to Reagan's presidency, Cunningham unearths a bright portrait of recent conservatism in a single of the nation's greatest and such a lot politically strong states. the most recent name within the New instructions in Southern heritage sequence, Cunningham's Cowboy Conservatism demonstrates Texas's special and important contributions to the transformation of postwar American politics.
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