Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics

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Index
ABC-TV, 239
Abernathy, Ralph, 73
ability-testing, in employment, 251-55
abolitionism, 39
abortion, 14, 101, 109, 177, 208
affirmative action, 7, 13, 122-29, 173, 175, 177, 205
Reagan's assault on, 186-88, 190-91
affluent, income redistribution in favor of, 4, 6, 23, 159-63, 166-69, 193-96
Afghanistan, Soviet invasion of, 24, 135, 152
AFL-CIO, 87, 203, 204
Africa, decolonization in, 33
Age Discrimination in Employment Act ( 1967), 128
Agnew, Spiro T., 79, 84-85, 86, 100
Agony of the GOP 1964, The ( Novak), 43
AIDS epidemic, 230, 236
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 17, 72, 106, 141, 152, 161, 162, 192, 218
Ailes, Roger, 210
air traffic controllers, Reagan's firing of, 194
"air war" in media campaigns, 177, 208
Alabama, 21, 34, 41, 79, 84, III, 134, 270
Alinsky, Saul, 66
Allen v. Board of Elections,83
Allport, Gordon W., 235
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 100, 101, 107, 216, 222, 224
American Coalition for Traditional Values (ACTV), 209
American Conservative Union, 141
American Dilemma, An ( Myrdal), 286
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 167
American Independent Party, 74
American Indians, 161
American Psychiatric Association, 109
Americans for Democratic Action, 80
Americans for Responsible Government, 209
Americans with Disabilities Act ( 1990), 261
Analysis Group, 182, 183, 205
Angelair, Peggy, 237
anti-abortion activists, 109, 208
Anti-Defamation League, 126
anti-war movement, 5, 69, 70, 72, 90, 100, 108
Arab oil embargo ( 1973), 102
Arizona, 40, 42
Arkansas, 21, 79, 134
Armstrong, Bill, 134
Arrington, Richard, 125
Ashbrook, John, 133
Asia, decolonization in, 33
Asians, 9, 102, 103, 109, 128, 161
Association of Black Sociologists, 120
Atlanta, Ga., 66, 117
Atwater, Lee, 144, 220-23, 260
automobile industry, 27-28, 181, 199-200
Baker v. Carr,46
Bakke, Paul Allen, 126-27
Baltimore, Md., 67, 85, 240, 241
Baptiste, Robert M., 194
Barkley, Nella G., 202
Barnes, Clifford, 222-23
Battle for the Mind, The ( LaHaye), 109
Bayh, Birch, 167
Beall, J. Glenn, 63
Beckel, Bob, 175
Bendick, Marc, Jr., 254-55
Bensonhurst, N.Y., 285
big government, 145
coded meaning of, 211, 214
see also intervention, government
Billings, Robert, Sr., 133
Birmingham, Ala., 8, 126
Birmingham Fire Department, 125-26, 146
Black, Charles, 210, 221
Black Agency Executives, 163
Blackburn, James A., 127
black capitalism, 86-87
black community, 4, 23, 47, 65, 69, 99, 113, 224, 230,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Chain Reaction - The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments ix
  • 1: Building a Top-Down Coalition 3
  • 2: A Pivotal Year 32
  • 3: After 1964 47
  • 4: The Nixon Years 74
  • 5: The Conservative Ascendance 99
  • 6: The Tax Revolt 116
  • 7: Race, Rights, and Party Choice 137
  • 8: A Conservative Policy Majority 154
  • 9: The Reagan Attack on Race Liberalism 172
  • 10: Coded Language 198
  • 11: White Suburbs and a Divided Black Community 215
  • 12: The Stakes 256
  • Afterword 289
  • Notes 293
  • Bibliography 315
  • Index 333
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