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Florida Book Award for General Nonfiction, Bronze - 2015
Choice Outstanding Academic Title - 2017
The scope of the book is impressive. [Benowitz] covers every major rightist issue, including the Vietnam War and the Equal Rights Amendment. . . . Highly recommended.
From progressive education and the teaching of sex education, to mental health issues, patriotism, the Vietnam War, the New Left and conservative opposition to the equal rights movement....The book will generate interest from general readers...via its contemporary relevance and portraits of spicy personalities.
--Journal of American History
As Benowitz insightfully points out, much of the deeper motivation behind right-wing activism lurked in shifts in America’s population, not just in slogans and signs....The women Benowitz studied often did not focus only on public schools, anti-war protests, or fluoridation. Benowitz manages to incorporate this many-headed activism without simplifying it or compartmentalizing it.
--History of Education Quarterly
Offers a sweeping national study of right-wing women's political organizing in the 1960s and 1970s. . . . [and] an examination of conservative women's activism on a variety of issues, from communism and school prayer to the Vietnam War and the ERA.
--Journal of Social History
Benowitz's insightful book explores the issues that contributed to the rise of the New Right. . . . An important contribution to the study of this moment of political change, and shows just how significant a role women in the grassroots have played and continue to play.
--Indiana Magazine of History
Offers a cohesive picture of the issues and the people who pushed the Right’s agenda, and how both changed over time. . . . Enhances our understanding of how and why the new Right cultivated support in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the growing influence of women in the movement.
--Journal of Southern History