Readership: Readers of TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other major periodicals. Students and scholars of U.S. Politics and Political Science.
Theda Skocpol, Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University, and Vanessa Williamson, Ph.D. Student, Harvard University
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and past president of the American Political Science Association.
Vanessa Williamson is a Ph.D. student in Government at Harvard University, who has done in-depth ethnographic and interview research on Tea Party activists.
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: "I Want My Country Back!"
1. Behind the Costumes and Signs: Who are the Tea Partiers?
2. What They Believe: The Ideas and Passions of Tea Partiers
3. Mobilized Grassroots and Roving Billionaires: The Panoply of Tea Party Organizations
4. Getting the Word Out: The Media as Cheerleader and Megaphone
5. How the Tea Party Boosts the GOP and Prods It Rightward
6. The Tea Party and American Democracy