Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party (Hardback)
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Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 28/02/2014
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Examines one of the most notorious figures of modern American politics: Jesse Helms. Thrift shows that Helms was not merely a right-wing demagogue, but rather a brilliant media mastermind who built a national movement from a little television soundstage in Raleigh.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813049311
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An engrossing book. Highly recommended."--Choice
"A vital addition to the literature on mid-twentieth-century conservatism, southern political change, and the growth of conservative media."--Journal of Southern History
"Goes beyond the typical stereotypes of southern bigots to make Helm's footprint on the conservative movement large."--Journal of American History
"Thrift has examined the nearly 3,000 Helms editorials broadcast between 1960 and 1972, showing just how prescient Helms was in combining traditional right-wing economics with racism and a defensive social conservatism that would underlie much of the new conservatism in southern and American politics."--American Historical Review
"Demonstrates that Helms' true importance lies in his time at WRAL-TV. . . . An important book."--Southern Historian
"Readers . . . will enjoy Thrift's compelling description of how Jesse Helms refined aspects of right-wing media so familiar today. . . . A concise, clear, and clever narrative."--Journal of American Studies
"[A] well-researched account that demonstrates the key role that Jesse Helms and his "pious incitements" had on the making of southern conservativism and the Republican Party in the twentieth century."--New West Indian Guide''

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