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Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost


In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. In the wake of Obama's election, as commentators proclaimed the “death of conservatism,” Tax Day rallies and Tea Party showdowns at congressional town hall meetings marked a new and unexpected chapter in American conservatism. This book brings together leading scholars and experts on the American Right to examine a political movement that electrified American society. Topics addressed by the chapters include the Tea Party's roots in earlier mass movements of the Right and in distinctive forms of American populism a ... More

Keywords: Tea Party, American conservatism, American Right, American society, American populism, Republican Party, Religious Right, Occupy Wall Street movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274228
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274228.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Rosenthal, editor
University of California Berkeley

Christine Trost, editor

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