The Rise of Conservatism, in Historical Scholarship
SOURCE: CHE (5-26-10)
Now, among the latest entrants to the growing list of books on the right comes David Farber's The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism: A Short History, new from Princeton University Press. At age 15, Farber canvassed Chicago neighborhoods for George McGovern's presidential bid, and he is known for his work on a decade that few would call conservative: the 1960s. A professor of history at Temple University, he has also written on the Iran Hostage controversy and (with his wife, Temple historian Beth Bailey) sex and race in World War II Hawaii....