Studies of the Americas

Ronald Reagan and the 1980s

Perceptions, Policies, Legacies

Editors: Hudson, C., Davies, G. (Eds.)

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By the end of the 1980s, many Americans looked at the state of the nation with a renewed optimism, which was personified by an enduring American president - Ronald Wilson Reagan. The essays in this volume revisit the 1980s in order to examine the factors that contributed to his political and cultural triumphs and assess his legacy.

About the authors


CHERYL HUDSON is an Associate Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
 
GARETH DAVIES is University Lecturer in American History at St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK.

Reviews

"The essays in this splendid collection offer a nuanced, up-to-date understanding not only of Ronald Reagan but also of larger social, economic, and political trends of the 1980s - and of their legacies." - James T. Patterson, author of Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction Reagan and the 1980s

    Hudson, Cheryl (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Ronald Reagan: Communicating the America Within

    Rather, Dan

    Pages 19-28

  • Only an Actor: Memories of a Reagan Biopic

    Hodgson, Godfrey

    Pages 29-40

  • “Just Say No”: Drug Abuse Policy in the Reagan Administration

    Bourne, Peter G.

    Pages 41-56

  • Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War

    Matlock, Jack F., Jr.

    Pages 57-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ronald Reagan and the 1980s
Book Subtitle
Perceptions, Policies, Legacies
Editors
  • C. Hudson
  • G. Davies
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61619-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230616196
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60302-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37147-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
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