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Right out of California: the 1930s and the big business roots of modern conservatism

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"In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR's New Deal. Right Out of California tells how this brief moment of upheaval terrified business leaders into rethinking their relationship to American politics--a narrative that pits a ruthless generation of growers against a passionate cast of reformers, writers, and revolutionaries. Olmsted reveals how California's businessmen learned the language of populism with the help of allies in the media and entertainment industries, and in the process created a new style of politics: corporate funding of grassroots groups, military-style intelligence gathering against political enemies, professional campaign consultants, and alliances between religious and economic conservatives. The business leaders who battled for the hearts and minds of Depression-era California, moreover, would go on to create the organizations that launched the careers of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. A riveting history in its own right, Right Out of California is also a vital chapter in our nation's political transformation whose echoes are still felt today"--
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subject_facetAgricultural industries -- Political activity -- California -- History -- 20th century
Business and politics -- California -- History -- 20th century
Businessmen -- Political activity -- California -- History -- 20th century
California -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
California -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Conservatism -- California -- History -- 20th century
Depressions -- 1929 -- California
Electronic books
Labor disputes -- California -- History -- 20th century
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California
Social change -- California -- History -- 20th century
title_displayRight out of California : the 1930s and the big business roots of modern conservatism
title_fullRight Out of California The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism
Right out of California : the 1930s and the big business roots of modern conservatism / Kathryn S. Olmsted
Right out of California : the 1930s and the big business roots of modern conservatism [electronic resource] / Kathryn S. Olmsted
title_shortRight out of California
title_subthe 1930s and the big business roots of modern conservatism
topic_facetAgricultural industries
Business
Business and politics
Businessmen
Conservatism
Depressions
Economic conditions
Electronic books
History
Labor disputes
New Deal, 1933-1939
Nonfiction
Political activity
Politics
Politics and government
Social change