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The Resource Kitchen table politics : conservative women and family values in New York, Stacie Taranto

Kitchen table politics : conservative women and family values in New York, Stacie Taranto

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Kitchen table politics : conservative women and family values in New York
Title
Kitchen table politics
Title remainder
conservative women and family values in New York
Statement of responsibility
Stacie Taranto
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most histories of modern American politics tell a similar story: that the Sunbelt, with its business friendly environment, right-to-work laws, and fierce spirit of frontier individualism, provided the seedbed for popular conservatism. Stacie Taranto challenges this narrative by positioning New York State as a central battleground. In 1970, under the governorship of Republican Nelson Rockefeller, New York became one of the first states to legalize abortion. By 1980, however, conservative, antifeminist Republicans with broad suburban appeal--symbolized by figures such as Ronald Reagan--had usurped power from these so-called Rockefeller Republicans. What happened during the intervening decade? In Kitchen Table Politics, Taranto investigates the role that middle-class, mostly Catholic women played both in the development of conservatism in New York State and in the national shift toward a conservative politics of "family values." Far from Albany, a short train ride away from the feminist activity in New York City, white, Catholic homemakers on Long Island and in surrounding suburban counties saw the legalization of abortion in the state in 1970 as a threat to their hard-won version of the American dream. Borrowing tactics from church groups and parent-teacher associations, these women created the New York State Right to Life Party and organized against several feminist initiatives, including defeating an effort to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the state constitution in 1975. These self-described "average housewives," Taranto argues, were more than just conservative shock troops; instead, they were inventing a new, politically viable conservatism centered on the heterosexual traditional nuclear family that the GOP's right wing used to broaden its electoral base. Figures such as activist Phyllis Schlafly, New York senator Al D'Amato, and presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan viewed the Right to Life Party's activism as offering a viable model to defeat feminist initiatives and win family values votes nationwide. Taranto gathers archival evidence and oral histories to piece together the story of these homemakers, whose grassroots organizing would shape the course of modern American conservatism."--Publisher's description
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Taranto, Stacie
Dewey number
305.48/68207470902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
T385 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic women
  • Women conservatives
  • Christianity and politics
  • Conservatism
  • Abortion
  • Anti-feminism
  • New York (State)
  • Conservatism
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • United States
Label
Kitchen table politics : conservative women and family values in New York, Stacie Taranto
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Becoming a suburban family -- Vatican II and the seeds of political discontent -- Abortion and female political mobilization -- Equal rights and profamily politics -- Ellen McCormack for President -- Toward the GOP -- Making a more conservative Republican Party -- Epilogue. The politics of women, gender, and family after 1980
Control code
ocn960291633
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780812248975
Lccn
2016050511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960291633
Label
Kitchen table politics : conservative women and family values in New York, Stacie Taranto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Becoming a suburban family -- Vatican II and the seeds of political discontent -- Abortion and female political mobilization -- Equal rights and profamily politics -- Ellen McCormack for President -- Toward the GOP -- Making a more conservative Republican Party -- Epilogue. The politics of women, gender, and family after 1980
Control code
ocn960291633
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780812248975
Lccn
2016050511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960291633

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