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Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

June Melby Benowitz


Challenge of Change focuses on the engagement of right-wing women with the baby boom generation during the period 1950 through the mid-1970s, a time of tremendous change in America. It explores how women of the older generations, particularly those who were white, middle-class, and right-wing, sought to shape the entire values system of the younger generation. These women were active in grassroots campaigns in regions throughout the United States, campaigning as individuals, in women’s groups, and together with men in their efforts to achieve their goals. Their efforts frequently met with resi ... More

Keywords: Right-wing women, baby boom generation, grassroots activism, conspiracy, liberals, government, organizations, far right, mainstream

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061221
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

June Melby Benowitz, author
University of South Florida