How â€œnewâ€ were the New Right and the â€œReagan Revolutionâ€ of the 1980s? Is the conservative ascendancy of the late 20th century best understood as a completely novel development in American history, or as part of a much longer history? If the latter, which earlier historical period is most useful in understanding Reaganism and the New Right? Use the assigned documents to support your answer.
Required reading: Voices of Freedom
- Document 183 â€“ Brochure on the Equal Rights Amendment (1970s)
- Document 188 â€“ Phyllis Schlafly, â€œThe Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendmentâ€ (1972)