Texas Tech University

Cowboy Conservatism


Book Description: 

Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right (University Press of Kentucky, 2010) explores the major moments, issues, personalities, and creative forces that coalesced during the 1960s and 1970s to help reshape the political landscape and culture of Texas, thereby transforming the Lone Star State into the nation's most powerful Republican stronghold.


Author Bio: 

Sean P. Cunningham is Associate Professor and Chair of History. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and teaches broadly in twentieth-century U.S. history, specializing in post-1945 American political culture, with a geographic emphasis in Texas and the Sunbelt. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Texas State Historical Association and Humanities Texas, which is the state's affiliate to the National Endowment for the Humanities.