Suburban warriors the origins of the new american right updated edition politics and society in modern america lisa mcgirr on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in the early 1960s american conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times mccarthyism was on the run. Lisa mcgirrs suburban warriors examines the rise of the right during the 1960s in californias orange county reagan county she cites this time and place as the origin of modern conservatism for the following two decades the new right in california produced an emerging republican majority because of three factors. Suburban warriors goes a long way to explaining the origins of a movement whose influence remains formidable to this day stephen dale washington post book world suburban warriors affords a rare picture of the grass roots process actually working at a specific site mcgirrs setting is californias orange county which became . Suburban warriors is a welcome addition to contemporary american history it is the first long look at activists who have been woefully understudied given their influence on the course of recent politics brian doherty reason. Lisa mcgirrs book suburban warriors the origins of the new american right chronicles the birth of the modern conservative movement from its beginnings in orange county california in the late 1950s through the election of ronald reagan as president of the united states in 1980
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