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The Tea Party : a brief history / Ronald P. Formisano.

Book Book (2012.)
Description: viii, 143 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9781421405964 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781421406107 (electronic)
  • ISBN: 1421406101 (electronic)
  • ISBN: 1421405962 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Reading tea leaves -- The rise of the Tea Party -- Political payoff in the 2010 midterm elections -- The Tea Party and the religious right -- The Tea Party and big business -- Frustration with politics as usual -- The Tea Party and American political culture -- Postcript. The first Tea Party.
Summary: "The Tea Party burst on the national political scene in 2009-2010, powered by right-wing grassroots passion and Astroturf big money. Its effect on electoral politics and the political process is undeniable, but the message, aims, and staying power of the loosely organized groups seem less clear. American political historian Ronald P. Formisano probes the remarkable rise of the Tea Party movement during a time of economic crisis and cultural change and examines its powerful impact on American politics. A confederation of intersecting and overlapping organizations, with a strong connection to the Christian fundamentalist Right, the phenomenon could easily be called the Tea Parties. The American media's fascination with the Tea Party--and the tendency of political leaders who have embraced the movement to say and do outlandish things--not only has fueled the fire driving the movement, but has diverted attention from its roots, agenda, and the enormous influence it holds over the Republican Party and the American political agenda. Looking at the Tea Party's claims to historical precedent and patriotic values, Formisano locates its anti-state and libertarian impulses deep in American political culture as well as in voter frustrations that have boiled over in recent decades. He sorts through the disparate goals the movement's different factions espouse and shows that, ultimately, the contradictions of Tea Party libertarianism reflect those ingrained in the broad mass of the electorate."--Publisher description.
Citation: Formisano, Ronald P. "The Tea Party : a brief history." Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

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