Using New York State in the 1970s as a case study this program will cover how the Democratic Party transitioned from the party of the New Deal to one supportive of the legislative goals of modern feminist movements in the 1970s. It will also cover how the Republican Party shed its support for modern feminist aims, including legal abortion, in the 1970s to become the party of conservative “family values,” with aims still reflected in the GOP’s platform today.
Stacie Taranto is an associate professor of history at Ramapo College of New Jersey, the state’s public liberal arts college, where her teaching and research focus on post-1945 U.S. political and women’s history. She is the author of Kitchen Table Politics: Conservative Women and Family Values in New York (University of Pennsylvania Press, Politics and Culture in Modern America Series, 2017), which won the 2017 Arline Custer Memorial Award. Taranto’s most recent scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Policy History (2012) and two edited collections, Inventing the Silent Majority in Western Europe and the United States: Conservatism in the 1960s and 1970s (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Her writing and commentary have also appeared in popular publications such as Notches: (Re)Marks on the History of Sexuality, Nursing Clio: The Personal is Historical, and The Atlantic. She is a regular contributor to “Made by History” at The Washington Post.
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March 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
14 Hope St
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Free and Open to the Public. Walk-Ins Welcome