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Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Sean P. Cunningham


This book is about political change as it evolved in one of America's largest and most important states during the tumultuous seventeen-year period between John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas and Ronald Reagan's ascension to the presidency in 1980. Partisan realignment is the most obvious aspect of that change. Texas was once as solidly Democratic as any state in the nation. By the end of the twentieth century, it was among the most solidly Republican. A simplistic analysis of this transformation based in large part on the perception that Texas has always been a conservative place, might ... More

Keywords: Texas, Ronald Reagan, Democrats, Republicans, Democratic Party, Dallas, political change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125763
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean P. Cunningham, author