Debating the Reagan Presidency (Google eBook)

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sep 1, 2002 - History - 224 pages
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The presidency of Ronald Reagan has become a Rorschach Test for politicians and citizens alike. While many conservatives see the Reagan era of the 1980s as the high-water mark for their movement and a time of national recovery from the difficulties of the 1970s, many liberals maintain that the rosy Reagan legacy is based largely on myth, and that in fact his eight years as president caused serious harm to the country. John Ehrman and Michael W. Flamm give due attention to the lasting controversies surrounding the Reagan record and provide a balanced view of the fortieth president's foreign and domestic policies. Students are encouraged to draw their own conclusions by reading key primary documents.
  

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If we can be sure of one thing about the Reagan presidency, it's that it will always generate debate. Here U.S. government foreign affairs analyst Ehrman (The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan ... Read full review

Contents

DOMESTIC POLITICS AND ISSUES
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Chapter 01 EXCERPTS FROM INAUGURAL ADDRESS JANUARY 20 1981
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Chapter 02 EXCERPTS FROM ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT 1985
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Chapter 03 EXCERPT FROM WALTER MONDALES SPEECH ACCEPTING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION JULY 19 1984
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Chapter 04 REMARKS ANNOUNCING THE NOMINATION OF ROBERT H BORK TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COUR...
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Chapter 05 EXCERPTS FROM NOMINATION OF ROBERT H BORK TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT COMMITTE...
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Chapter 06 EXCERPTS FROM FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE NATION JANUARY 11 1989
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CONTROVERSIES AND LEGACIES
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00300 PM SITUATION ROOM
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Chapter 05 EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESSES BY NEW YORK GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO AND MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR EDWARD KE...
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Chapter 06 EXCERPTS FROM THE TOWER COMMISSION REPORT FEBRUARY 26 1987
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Chapter 07 EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON THE IRAN ARMS AND CONTRA AID CONTROVERSY MARCH 4 1987
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Chapter 08 EXCERPTS FROM REMARKS AND QUESTIONANDANSWER SESSION WITH THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY AT MOSCOW ST...
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Chapter 09 EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESS BY MIKHAIL GORBACHEV AT THE FORTYTHIRD UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION DECEMB...
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SELECTED READINGS
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INDEX
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Chapter 01 EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESS TO MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT JUNE 8 1982
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Chapter 02 EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS MARC...
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Chapter 03 EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESS TO THE NATION AND OTHER COUNTRIES ON UNITED STATESSOVIET RELATIONS JANUARY ...
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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John Ehrman is a foreign affairs analyst for the federal government and an independent scholar specializing in modern American conservatism. His books include The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan. Michael W. Flamm is professor of history at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is author of Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s, and co-author of Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives.

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