We're getting the right all wrong: The surprising origins of modern conservative movement

Professor of History Kathryn Olmsted is featured in Salon.

Most informed and engaged observers of American politics understand how central the civil rights movement—and the backlash against its successes—was to the creation of the conservative movement. But what if that narrative is wrong—or at least incomplete?

That’s the argument put forward by University of California, Davis professor and historian Kathryn Olmsted in her new book, Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism.

Read the full story at Salon.

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